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Language Database for Ethiopia

Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Berta

name:Berta
ISO 639-3:wti
alternative names:Barta, Bela-Shangul, Bela-Shanguru, Beni-Shangul, Bertha, Burta, Funj, Jebelawi, Rotana, Wetawit
classification:Nilo-Saharan, Satellite-Core, Satellites
alternative classification:Nilo-Saharan, Berta
dialects:
location:Benishangul-Gumuz region: Blue Nile river and Sudan border corner north of Asosa; Dalati, Sirba Abay area east of Dabus river; Matahara east
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:197,253 (2007 census)
ethnic population:199,303 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:yes
MLE program implemented:yes
orthography in use:yes
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:
Morphology:
Syntax:
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:yes
Published Texts:
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berta_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Arkell 1928 A Note on the History of the Country of the Berta Lying East of Kurmuk within the Abyssinian Frontier 1928 Manuscript English no no no no no no
Dafallah/Bender/Triulzi 1976 a Berta 1976 Article English no no no no no no
Dafallah/Bender/Triulzi 1976 b Some Notes on the Ethiopian Bertha and Their Language 1976 Article English no no no no no no
Beke 1845 On the Languages and Dioalects of Abyssinia and the Countries to the South 1845 Article English no no no no no no
Beltrame 1879 Il Sennaar e lo Sciangallah , 2 vols. 1879 Monograph Italian no no no no no no
Bender 1976 a The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia 1976 Collection of Articles English no no no no no no
Cailliaud 1826 Voyage à Méroé, au Fleuve Blanc, au delà de Fazogl (Vocabulaires des Nègres de Qamâmyl, dans le pays de Bertat) 4 vols. 1826 Monograph French no no no no no no
Cerulli 1947 Three Berta Dialects in Western Ethiopia 1947 Article English no no no no no no
Evans-Pritchard 1932 Ethnological Observations in Dar Fung 1932 Article English no no no no no no
Halévy 1884 Vocabulaires de diverses langues africaines 1884 Article English no no no no no no
Heepe 1929 Tutschekiana I. Fazgolo Vokabular von Lorenz Tutschek 1929 Article German no no no no no no
Marno 1874 Kleine Vocabularien der Fungi, Tabi, Bertat und Nuer-Sprache 1874 Article German no no no no no no
Neudorf 2007 Bertha-English-Amharic Dictionary 2007 Monograph English no yes yes no yes unknown
Seligmann/Seligmann 1932 Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan 1932 Monograph English no no no no no no
Spaulding 1973 Vocabulary of thr Language of the Negroes of Qamamel in the Berta Country 1973 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
Tutschek 1850 A Vocabulary of the Fazgolo Language. Proceedings of the Philological Society, 4:139-53 1850 Monograph English no no no no no no
Bender 1975a The Beginnings of Ethnohistory in Western Wellegga 1975 Article English no yes no no yes no
Andersen 1996 Absolutive and Nominative in Berta 1996 Article English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Andersen 1993 a Aspects of Berta Phonology 1993 Article English yes unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Andersen 1993 b Verbal Roots and Verbal Inflection in Berta 1993 Article English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Wedekind/Wedekind 1993 Survey on Languages of the Asosa-Begi-Komosha Area Part II 1993 Article English yes no no no yes no
Siebert/Wedekind 1993 Survey on Languages of the Asosa-Begi-Komosha Area 1993 Article English no no no no yes no
Bender 1989 b Berta Lexicon 1989 Article English yes no no no yes no
Neudorf 2015 The Use of Body Part Lexemes in Berta 2015 Article English no no yes no no no
Bremer 2015 Berta and the East Jebel Subfamily: Reinvestigating a Nilo-Saharan Isolate 2015 Article English yes no no no no no

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