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Language: Bench

name:Bench
ISO 639-3:bcq
alternative names:Gimira, Ghimarra, Gimarra, Dizu
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Omotic, North, Gonga-Gimojan, Ometo-Gimira, Gimira
alternative classification:
dialects:Bench (Bencho, Benesho); Mer (Mieru); She (Sce, Kaba)
location:Kafa Region, in and around Mizan Teferi and Shewa Bench
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:367,824 (incl 14,298 Mer)
ethnic population:367,824 (incl 14,298 Mer)
medium of instruction:yes
MLE program implemented:yes
orthography in use:Latin
vernacular literature status:developing
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:yes
Morphology:yes
Syntax:yes
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:in progress
Published Texts:yes
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bench_language

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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Yilma 1994 a A Phonological Comparison of Bench and Two Majoid Languages 1994 Article English yes no no no no no
Tsigie/Berhanu/Aberra/Yacob 1999 A Roadmap to the Extension of Ethiopic Writing System Standard Under Unicode and ISO-10646 1999 Article English no no no no no no
Breeze/Perret 1981 a The Root Verb in Gimira (Benchnon) 1981 English no no no no no no
Breeze 1982 Personal Pronouns in Gimira (Benchnon) 1982 Unpublished manuscript English no yes no no no no
Breeze 1986 Personal Pronouns in Gimira (Benchnon) 1986 Article English no no no no no no
Breeze 1988 Phonological Features of Gimira and Dizi 1988 Article English yes no no no no no
Breeze 1990 A Sketch of the Phonology and Grammar of Gimira (Benchnon) 1990 Article English yes yes yes no no no
Conti Rossini 1925 b Sui linguaggi dei Naa e dei Ghimirra (Sce) n'ell Etiopia Meridionale 1925 Article 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
Longacre 1990 Storyline Concerns and Word Order Typology in East and West Africa 1990 Book English no no no yes no no
Montandon 1913 Au Pays Ghimirra. Récit de mon voyage ŕ travers le massif éthiopien (1909-1911) 1913 Article French no no no no no no
Tsanu/Essay/Breeze 1991 Gimira (Benchnon)-English word list 1991 Manuscript English no no no no yes no
Rapold 2006 Towards a Grammar of Benchnon 2006 Thesis English yes yes yes no no yes
Tucker/Bryan 1956 The Non-Bantu Languages of North-eastern Africa 1956 Monograph English no no no no no no
Tucker/Bryan 1966 Linguistic analyses: The non-Bantu languages of north-eastern Africa 1966 Monograph English no no no no no no
Tucker 1967 Fringe Cushitic: An Experiment in Typological Comparison 1967 Article English no no no no no no
Wedekind 1981 A Gimira (Bench-Non) Word List 1981 Manuscript English no no no no no no
Wedekind 1983 A Six-Tone Language in Ethiopia: Tonal Analysis of Benchnon (Gimira) 1983 Article English yes no no no no no
Wedekind 1985 a Why Bench’ (Ethiopia) has Five Level Tones Today 1985 Collection of Articles English no no no no no no
Wedekind 1985 b Thoughts when Drawing a Map of Tone Languages 1985 Article 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
Wedekind 1994 Tone & Pitch in the Language & Music of Bench (Ethiopia) 1994 Off-print English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Rapold 2007 From Demonstratives to Verb Agreement in Benchnon: A Diachronic Perspective 2007 Article English no yes yes no no no
Atimo 2010 Comparative Study of Two Dialects of Bench: Benchnon and Shenon 2010 Thesis English yes yes unknown unknown yes no
Unseth 1988c Survey Report: Shabo, ‘Surma’, Na’o, She (Gimira), and Chara 1988 Offprint English no no no no yes no

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