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Language: Qimant

name:Qimant
ISO 639-3:ahg
alternative names:Agaw, Kemant, Kemantney, Kimanteney, Qemant, Western Agaw
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, Central, Western
alternative classification:
dialects:Qimant, Dembiya, Hwarasa (Qwara), Kayla, Semyen, Achpar, Kwolasa
location:North Gonder Zone, between Gonder and Metemma
extinct:no
endangered:yes
number of speakers:1650 (1994 Census)
ethnic population:172,327 (1994 Census)
medium of instruction:unknown
MLE program implemented:unknown
orthography in use:none
vernacular literature status:oral literature only
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:good
Morphology:good
Syntax:very sparse
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:many words in Zelealem 2003
Published Texts:some in Zelealem 2003
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qimant_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Abbadie 1882 Note sur le mot "Jana" qui designe l'eléphant dans le groupe des langues Agaw 1882 Article French no no no no yes no
Appleyard 1975 A descriptive outline of Kemant 1975 Article English no no no no no no
Zelealem 2003 The Kemantney Language - A Sociolinguistic and Grammatical Study of Language Replacement 2003 Monograph English yes yes yes no yes yes
Appleyard 2006 A Comparative Dictionary of the Agaw Languages 2006 Book English no no no no yes no
Conti Rossini 1912 La Lange des Kemant en Abyssinie 1912 Book French unknown yes unknown unknown unknown unknown
Leyew 1997 Language Obsolescence in Northwestern Ethiopia: The Case of K‘emant, an Obsolete Language 1997 Article English no no no no no no
Leyew 1995 Kemant (Qimant): A Language on the Brink of Extinction 1995 Article English yes yes yes no no no
Appleyard 1988c The Agaw Languages: A Comparative Morphological Perspective 1988 Article English no yes no no no no
Palmer 1959 The Verb Classes of Agau (Awiya) 1959 Article English yes yes yes no yes no

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