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Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Zay

name:Zay
ISO 639-3:zwa
alternative names:Gelilla, Lak’i, Laqi, Zway
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, Ethiopian, South, Transversal, Harari-East Gurage
alternative classification:
dialects:Lexical similarity 61% with Harari, 70% with Silt’e
location:Oromia region: Lake Zway shores and east islands
extinct:no
endangered:yes
number of speakers:17,800
ethnic population:11,232
medium of instruction:no
MLE program implemented:no
orthography in use:no
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:
Morphology:
Syntax:
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:
Published Texts:
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zay_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Leslau 1999 a Zway - Ethiopic Documents; Grammar and Dictionary 1999 Monograph English no no no no no no
Leslau date unknown Zway. Grammar and Dictionary 0 English no no no no no no
Meyer 2006 b The Zay Language 2006 Article English yes yes yes no no no
Wedekind/Wedekind 1994 Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area 1994 Article English no no no no yes no
Meyer 2005b Das Zay: Deskriptive Grammatik einer Ostguragesprache (Äthiosemitisch) 2005 Article German unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown

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