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South Cushitic languages

Index South Cushitic languages

The South Cushitic or Rift languages of Tanzania belong to the Afro-Asiatic family. [1]

21 relations: Afroasiatic languages, Alagwa language, Asa language, Burunge language, Click consonant, Cushitic languages, Dahalo language, David Appleyard, Ethiopia, Gorowa language, Great Rift Valley, Iraqw language, Khoisan languages, Kw'adza language, Lionel Bender, Lowland East Cushitic languages, Mbugu language, Mutual intelligibility, Robert Hetzron, Taita Cushitic languages, Tanzania.

Afroasiatic languages

Afroasiatic (Afro-Asiatic), also known as Afrasian and traditionally as Hamito-Semitic (Chamito-Semitic) or Semito-Hamitic, is a large language family of about 300 languages and dialects.

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Alagwa language

Alagwa is a Cushitic language spoken in Tanzania in the Dodoma region.

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Asa language

The Asa (Aasá) language, commonly rendered Aasax, was spoken by the Asa people of Tanzania.

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Burunge language

Burunge is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Tanzania in the Dodoma Region, by the Burunge people, a small "group" of about 13,000 native speakers that live in the Northeastern region of Tanzania.

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Click consonant

Click consonants, or 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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Cushitic languages

The Cushitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family.

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Dahalo language

Dahalo is an endangered Cushitic language spoken by at most 400 Dahalo people on the coast of Kenya, near the mouth of the Tana River.

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David Appleyard

David Appleyard (born 1950 in Leeds, England) is a British academic and an expert on Ethiopian languages and linguistics.

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk), is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Gorowa language

Gorowa is a Cushitic language spoken in Tanzania in the Dodoma and Manyara Regions.

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Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley is a name given to the continuous geographic trench, approximately in length, that runs from Lebanon's Beqaa Valley in Asia to Mozambique in Southeastern Africa.

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Iraqw language

Iraqw is a Cushitic language spoken in Tanzania in the Arusha and Manyara Regions.

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Khoisan languages

The Khoisan languages (also Khoesan or Khoesaan) are a group of African languages originally classified together by Joseph Greenberg.

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Kw'adza language

Kw'adza (Qwadza) is an extinct Afroasiatic language formerly spoken in Tanzania in the Mbulu District.

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Lionel Bender

Marvin Lionel Bender (August 18, 1934 – February 19, 2008) was an American author and linguist.

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Lowland East Cushitic languages

Lowland East Cushitic is a group of roughly two dozen diverse languages of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family.

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Mbugu language

Mbugu, or Ma’a, is a mixed language of Tanzania.

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Mutual intelligibility

In linguistics, mutual intelligibility is a relationship between languages or dialects in which speakers of different but related varieties can readily understand each other without prior familiarity or special effort.

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Robert Hetzron

Robert Hetzron, born Herzog (31 December 1937, Budapest – 12 August 1997, Santa Barbara, California), was a Hungarian-born linguist known for his work on the comparative study of Afro-Asiatic languages, as well as for his study of Cushitic and Ethiopian Semitic languages.

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Taita Cushitic languages

Taita Cushitic is an extinct pair of South Cushitic languages, spoken by Cushitic peoples inhabiting the Taita Hills of Kenya, before they were assimilated into the Bantu population.

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Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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Rift Cushitic, Rift Valley Cushitc languages, Rift languages, South Cushitic, South Nyanza, South Nyanza language, South Nyanza languages, Southern Cushitic languages.

References

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

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