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Language: Mesqan

name:Mesqan
ISO 639-3:mvz
alternative names:Masqan, Meskan
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, Ethiopian, South, Outer, tt-Group
alternative classification:
dialects:
location:West Gurage Region, Mareqo woreda, principle villages: Mikayelo, Mesqan, and Hudat
extinct:no
endangered:unknown
number of speakers:25,000
ethnic population:
medium of instruction:no
MLE program implemented:no
orthography in use:no
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:drafted
Morphology:
Syntax:
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:
Published Texts:few
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesqan_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Bender 1971 The Languages of Ethiopia: A New Lexicostatistic Classification and Some Problems of Diffusion 1971 Article English no no no no no no
Awol 1988 The Phonology of Mask’an 1988 Senior Essay English yes no no no no no
Marcel Cohen 1931 Etudes d’ethiopien meridional 1931 Book French unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Shikur 1989 Verb Morphology of Mask’an 1989 Senior Essay English unknown yes no no no no
Hetzron 1972 Ethiopian Semitic: Studies in Classification 1972 book English yes yes unknown no unknown unknown
Hetzron 1977 The Gunnän-Gurage Languages 1977 book English no no no no no yes
Leslau 1969 Towards a Classification of the Gurage Dialects 1969 book English yes yes yes no unknown unknown
Leslau 1979 Etymological Dictionary of Gurage (Ethiopic), 3 vols 1979 book English unknown unknown unknown unknown yes unknown
Leslau 1982 The Jussive in the Gurage Dialects of Muher and Masqan 1982 Article English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Leslau 2004 The Verb in Masqan as compared with other Gurage Dialects 2004 book English unknown yes unknown no no no
Voigt 2006 Das Verb in Masqän 2006 Article German yes yes no no no no
Denberu 1995 Gogot - ye Gurage beheräsäb tarik bahelinna qwanqua 1994 book Amharic unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Ahland/Ahland 2002 Interlectal Intelligibility Between Gurage Speech Varieties 2002 unpublished manuscript English yes no no no no no
Alemayehu 2011 Mesqan Folktales: A Contribution to the Documentation of the Mesqan Language 2011 MA Thesis English yes yes yes no yes yes

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