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Language Database for Ethiopia

Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Yemsa

name:Yemsa
ISO 639-3:jnj
alternative names:Yem, Yemma,
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Omotic, North, Gonga-Gimojan, Gimojan, Janjero
alternative classification:
dialects:Fuga of Jimma, Toba
location:Oromo Region, northeast of Jimma, southwestern Ethiopia, Fofa, and mixed with the Oromo in their villages; Sokoru, Saja, Deedoo, Sak\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'a, Jimma.
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:160,447 (2007 census)
ethnic population:160,447 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:no
MLE program implemented:no
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/Yemsa_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Yilma, Aklilu/Siebert, Ralph & Kathi 2002 Sociolinguistic survey of the Omotic languages Sheko and Yem 2002 Article English no no no no no no
Cecchi 1886 Da Zeila alle frontiere del Caffa 1886 Monograph Italian no no no no no no
Marcos 1982 Four Ethiopian Languages: Benchnon, Dizi, Kafa, Yemsa 1982 Monograph English no no no no no no
Wedekind 1990 b Gimo-Jan or Ben-Yem-Om: Bench-Yemsa Phonemes, Tones and Words 1990 Article English yes no no no yes no
Zaugg-Coretti (forthcoming) Yemsa Grammar 0 Book English? yes yes yes unknown unknown unknown
Yilma 1992 The Linguistic Etiquette of Yemsa 1992 Article English no no no no yes no
Zaugg-Coretti 2007 Switch-reference in Yemsa (Omotic, Ethiopia) 2007 Article English no yes yes yes no no

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