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Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Tsamai

name:Tsamai
ISO 639-3:tsb
alternative names:Bago S’aamakk-Ulo, Cule, Kuile, Kule, S’amai, Tamaha, Ts’amay, Tsamakko, Tsamako, Tsemay
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Dullay
alternative classification:
dialects:The Tsamai say Gawwada is difficult to understand. Possibly related to Birale.
location:South Omo Region, lowlands west of Lake Chamo
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:18,048 (2007 census)
ethnic population:20,045 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:no
MLE program implemented:no
orthography in use:Latin script, script decision December 2017
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:yes
Morphology:yes
Syntax:yes
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:
Published Texts:
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsamai_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Amborn/Sasse/Minker 1980 Das Dullay: Materialien zu einer ostkuschitischen Sprachgruppe 1980 Monograph German yes yes no no no yes
Bender 1976 a The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia 1976 Collection of Articles English no no no no no no
Savà 2005 A Grammar of Ts’amakko 2005 Monograph English no no no no no no
Hayward 1978 d The Qawko Dialects and Yaaku 1978 Article English yes yes no no no no
Savà 2002 Ts’amakko Morphological Borrowings in Ongota (or Birale) 2002 Article English no yes yes no no no
Savà 2000 Notes on Tsamay Phonetics and Phonology 2000 Offprint English yes no no no no no
Hayward 1982 b Observations of a Comparative Nature on the Language of the Saamakko 1982 Article English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Hayward 1989 b Comparative Notes on the Language of the S’aamakko 1989 Article English yes yes no no yes no
Wittersø 2009 A Brief Grammar of the Ts’amakko Language 2009 Academic manuscript English no yes yes no no yes

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