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Sekele language

Sekele (Vasekele, the Angolan Bantu name), or Northern ǃXuun (Northern Ju); also known by the outdated term ǃʼOǃKung (ǃʼO ǃuŋ) "Forest ǃKung" and in one source as Maligo (Sekele Maligo), is the northern variety of the !Kung (ǃXuun) dialect continuum. [1]

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!Kung language

!Kung (!Xuun), also known as Ju, is a dialect continuum (language complex) spoken in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola by the ǃKung people.

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Angola

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola; Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa.

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Central !Kung

Central !Kung (Central !Xuun), or Central Ju, is a recently distinguished variety of the !Kung dialect cluster, spoken in a small area of northern Namibia: Neitsas, in Grootfontein district, and Gaub, in Tsumeb district.

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Click consonant

Clicks are speech sounds that occur as consonants in many languages of southern Africa, and in three languages of East Africa.

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Dialect continuum

A dialect continuum or dialect area was defined by Leonard Bloomfield as a range of dialects spoken across some geographical area that differ only slightly between neighboring areas, but as one travels in any direction, these differences accumulate in such a way that speakers from opposite ends of the continuum are no longer mutually intelligible.

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Ejective-contour clicks

Ejective-contour clicks, also called sequential linguo-glottalic consonants, are consonants that transition from a click to an ejective sound, or more precisely, have an audible delay between the front and rear release of the click.

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Glottalized clicks

Glottalized clicks are click consonants pronounced with closure of the glottis.

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Grootfontein

Grootfontein (Large Spring after the nearby hot springs) is a city of 23,793 inhabitants in the Otjozondjupa Region of central Namibia.

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Kavango Region

Kavango (before 1998: Okavango) was one of the thirteen Regions of Namibia until it was split into the Kavango East and Kavango West Regions in 2013.

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Kimberley, Northern Cape

Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

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Kx'a languages

The Kx'a languages, also called Ju–ǂHoan, are a family established in 2010 linking the ǂ’Amkoe (ǂHoan) language with the ǃKung (Juu) dialect cluster, a relationship that had been suspected for a decade.

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Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), and formerly German South-West Africa and then South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.

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Ovamboland

Ovamboland (also: Owamboland) was the name given by English-speaking visitors to the land occupied by the Ovambo people in what is now northern Namibia and southern Angola.

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Pulmonic-contour clicks

Pulmonic-contour clicks, also called sequential linguo-pulmonic consonants, are consonants that transition from a click to an ordinary pulmonic sound, or more precisely, have an audible delay between the front and rear release of the click.

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!'O!Kung, !'O!Kung language, !'O-!khung language, !O!kung language, !O!un language, !O!ung, !O!ung language, !’O-!khung language, ISO 639:gfx, ISO 639:mwj, ISO 639:oun, ISO 639:vaj, Maligo, Maligo language, Mangetti Dune !Kung, Mangetti Dune !Xung language, Northern !Kung, Northern !Xun, Northern !Xung, Northern !Xuun, Northern Ju, Northern Ju language, Northern Juu, Northern ǃKung, Northwestern !Kung language, Oung language, San language (Angola), Sekela language, Vasekela, Vasekela Bushman language, Vasekele, Vasekele language, ǃʼOǃKung, ǃʼOǃKung language.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekele_language

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