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Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Gwama

name:Gwama
ISO 639-3:kmq
alternative names:Takwama, Kwama, Goma, Gogwama, Koma of Asosa, North Koma, Nokanoka, Afan Mao, Amam, T’wa Kwama
classification:Nilo-Saharan, Komuz, Koman
alternative classification:
dialects:
location:
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:ca. 25,000
ethnic population:42,050 in Mao Komo Spec. Woreda (2007 Census)
medium of instruction:no
MLE program implemented:no
orthography in use:not yet
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:
Morphology:
Syntax:
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:
Published Texts:
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwama_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Tucker/Bryan 1956 The Non-Bantu Languages of North-eastern Africa 1956 Monograph English no no no no no no
Yehualashet 2006 Remarks on the Phonology of Kwama/Komo (Nilo-Saharan) 2006 Article English yes no no no no no
Leyew 2005 Gwama, a Little-Known Language of Ethiopia: A Sketch of Its Grammar and Lexicon 2005 Article English yes yes yes no yes no
Tsehay 2013 Documentation and Description of Tense, Aspect and Mood in Gwama 2013 Master’s Thesis English yes yes yes yes no yes
Küspert 2015 The Mao and Komo Languages in the Begi-Tongo area in Western Ethiopia: Classification, Designations, Distribution 2015 Article English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Davis/Mohammed/Jordan/Netzley 2004 Survey of Northern Mao, Kwama and Komo 2004 Offprint English no no no no no no

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