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Language Database for Ethiopia

Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Suri

name:Suri
ISO 639-3:suq
alternative names:Surma, Shuri, Churi, Dhuri, Shuro, Eastern Suri
classification: Nilo-Saharan, Satellite-Core, Core, Eastern Sudanic, Southern, Surmic, South, Southeast, Pastoral, Suri
alternative classification:Nilo-Saharan, Satellite-Core, Core, Eastern Sudanic, Southern, Surmic, South, Southeast, Chai-Tirmaga-Mursi
dialects:Tirmaga (Cirma, Dirma, Terema, Terna, Tid, Tirima, Tirma, Tirmagi), Chai (Caci, Cai). Lexical similarity 81% with Mursi
location:Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Bench-Maji zone, toward Sudan border; west of Mizan Teferi
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:26,909 (2007 census)
ethnic population:27,886 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:yes
MLE program implemented:yes
orthography in use:yes
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:yes
Morphology:yes
Syntax:yes
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:in progress
Published Texts:
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suri_language

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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Abbink 1992 a Comments on "Disentangling the two languages called "Suri"" 1992 Manuscript English no no no no no no
Abbink 1993 Suri-English Basic Vocabulary 1993 Article English no no no no yes no
Arensen/de Jong/Randal/Unseth 1997 Interrogatives in Surmic Languages and Greenberg’s Universals 1997 Article English no no no no no no
Arensen 1989 On Comparing Language Relationships: A Case Study of Murle, Kacipo, and Tirma 1989 Article English no no no no yes no
Arpino 1938 Vocabolario dell'italiano nelle versioni galla (oromo), amara, dancala, somala 1938 Italian no no no no no no
Bender 1976 a The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia 1976 Collection of Articles English no no no no no no
Bender 1977 The Surma Language Group: A Preliminary Report 1977 Article English no no no no no no
Bryan 1959 The T/K Languages: A New Substratum 1959 Article English no no no no no no
Bryant 1999 Aspects of Tirmaga grammar 1999 Thesis English no no no no no no
Cerulli 1942 Il linguaggio dei Tirma, popolazione della zona del Lago Rodolfo 1942 Article Italian no no no no no no
Cerulli 1956 Peoples of southwest Ethiopia and its borderland 1956 Monograph English no no no no no no
Conti Rossini 1913 a I Mekan o Suro nell'Ethiopia del sudovest e il suo linguaggio 1913 Article Italian no no no no no no
Dimmendaal 1982 Contacts between Eastern Nilotic and Surma Groups 1982 Article English no no no no no no
Dimmendaal 1993 On Tirma, Chai, Baale and Mursi 1993 Article English no no no no no no
Last/Lucassen 1998 A grammatical sketch of Chai, a southeastern Surmic language 1998 Article English no no no no no no
Last 1995 Aspects of Chai grammar 1995 Thesis English yes yes yes yes yes yes
Lucassen 1994 Notes on Chai 1994 Thesis English no no no no no no
Lyth 1947 The Suri Tribe 1947 Article English no no no no no no
Marchetti 1939 Notizie sulle popolazione del Tirma, Tid, e Zelmamo 1939 Article Italian no no no no no no
Muldrow 1976 Languages of the Maji Area 1976 Article English no no no no no no
Rizetto 1941 Alcune notizie sui Tirma 1941 Article Italian no no no no no no
Tucker/Bryan 1956 The Non-Bantu Languages of North-eastern Africa 1956 Monograph English no no no no no no
Unseth 1986 a Word Order Shift in Negative Sentences of Surma Languages 1986 Article English no no yes no no no
Unseth 1987 A Typological Anomaly in Some Surma Languages 1987 Article English no no no no no no
Unseth 1988 b The Validity and Unity of the “Southeast Surma” Language Grouping 1988 Article English no no no no no no
Unseth 1989 b An Initial Comparison and Reconstruction of Case Suffixes in Surmic Languages 1989 Article English no yes no no no no
Unseth 1991 a Possessive Markers in Surmic languages 1991 Article English no no no no no no
Unseth 1997 a Disentangling the Two Languages Called “Suri” 1997 Article English no no no no no no
Dimmendaal 1998 Surmic Languages and Cultures, Nilo-Saharan 1998 Book yes yes yes unknown unknown unknown
Bryant 2007 -Ni as a Marker of Discourse Resolution in Tirmaga 2007 Article English no no no yes no yes
Woldemariam unknown Singular and Plural Noun Formation in Tirma 0 Article English no yes no no no no
Bryant 2011 A Brief Grammar of the Suri Language 2011 Book English no yes yes no no yes
Bryant 1998 Variation of [dh] and [y] in Tirmaga-Chai 1998 Unpublished manuscript English yes no no no no no
Yigezu 2004 A Regular Sound Change Within the Surmic Family: The Case of Phonological Merger 2004 Article English yes no no no no no
Woldemariam 2000 Number Marking in Tirma 2000 Article English no yes no no no no
Yigezu 2002 A Comparative Study of the Phonetics and Phonology of Surmic Languages 2002 Dissertation English yes no no no no no
Girard 1993 Report of Abortive Suri Survey 1993 Article English no no no no yes no
Lucassen/Last 1993 A Chai Word List 1993 Article English no no no no yes no
Unseth 1988c Survey Report: Shabo, ‘Surma’, Na’o, She (Gimira), and Chara 1988 Offprint English no no no no yes no
Smith 2018 Noun Modification in Suri Narrative Texts 2018 Master’s thesis English yes yes yes yes no yes
Abbink/Bryant/Bambu 2013 Suri Orature: Introduction to the Society, Language and Oral Culture of the Suri People (Southwest Ethiopia) 2013 Book English yes yes yes yes no yes

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