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Language: Kunama

name:Kunama
ISO 639-3:kun
alternative names:Baada, Baaden, Baaza, Baazayn, Baazen, Bada, Baden, Baza, Bazen, Cunama, Diila
classification:Nilo-Saharan, Kunama
alternative classification:
dialects:Barka (Berka), Marda, Aimara (Aaimasa, Aymasa, Odasa), Tika (Tiika, Lakatakura-Tika), Ilit (Iliit, Iiliit, Iilit), Bitama (Bitaama), Sokodasa (Sogodas, Sogadas), Takazze-Setiit (Setiit, Setit), Tigray. Bitama and Ilit are nearly unintelligible to other Kunama dialect speakers. Barka is the largest dialect and intelligible to speakers of all others.
location:Tigray Province
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:7,428 (2007 census)
ethnic population:4,864 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:unknown
MLE program implemented:unknown
orthography in use:yes?
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:
Morphology:
Syntax:
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:
Published Texts:
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunama_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Tucker/Bryan 1966 Linguistic analyses: The non-Bantu languages of north-eastern Africa 1966 Monograph English no no no no no no
Bender 1996 Kunama 1996 book English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown

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