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Language Database for Ethiopia

Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Mursi

name:Mursi
ISO 639-3:muz
alternative names: Dama, Merdu, Meritu, Murzi, Murzu
classification: Nilo-Saharan, Satellite-Core, Core, Eastern Sudanic, Southern, Surmic, South, Southeast, Pastoral, Suri
alternative classification: Nilo-Saharan, Satellite-Core, Core, Eastern Sudanic, Southern, Surmic, South, Southeast, Chai-Tirmaga-Mursi
dialects:Closely related to the Tirmaga and Chai dialects of Suri
location:Central Omo Region, lowlands southwest of Jinka
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:7,386 (2007 census)
ethnic population:7,483 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:no
MLE program implemented:no
orthography in use:no
vernacular literature status:developing
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:yes
Morphology:yes
Syntax:no
Discourse Studies:no
Dictionary:yes
Published Texts:no
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mursi_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Bender 1976 a The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia 1976 Collection of Articles English no no no no no no
Dimmendaal 1993 On Tirma, Chai, Baale and Mursi 1993 Article English no no no no no no
Haberland 1966 Zur Sprache der Bodi, Mursi und Yidenič in Südwest-Äthiopien 1966 Article German no no no no no no
Turton/Bender 1976 Mursi 1976 English no no no no no no
Turton 1976 The relationship between oratory and the exercise of influence among the Mursi 1976 Article English no no no no no no
Turton 1978 La catétgorisation de la couleur en mursi 1978 Article French no no no no no no
Turton 1980 There’s No Such Beast: Cattle and Colour Naming Among the Mursi 1981 Article English no no no no no no
Turton 1981 Le Mun (Mursi) 1981 French yes yes no no yes yes
Unseth 1986 a Word Order Shift in Negative Sentences of Surma Languages 1986 Article English no no yes no no no
Unseth 1988 b The Validity and Unity of the “Southeast Surma” Language Grouping 1988 Article English no no no no no no
Unseth 1989 b An Initial Comparison and Reconstruction of Case Suffixes in Surmic Languages 1989 Article English no yes no no no no
Mursi Dictionary Mursi-English-Amharic Dictionary 2008 Book English yes no no no yes yes
Moges 2001 A comparative Study of the Phonetics and Phonology of Surmic Languages 2001 Book English yes no no no no no
Siebert/Caudwell 1995 On Melo (Malo) and Mursi 1995 Article English no no no no yes no
Bender 1976b Mursi Grammar 1976 Article English no yes yes no no no
Bender 1976c Mursi Phonology 1976 Article English yes no no no no no
Girard 1993 Report of Abortive Suri Survey 1993 Article English no no no no yes no
Mütze 2014 A Sketch of the Mursi Language 2014 MA thesis (unpublished) English yes yes yes no no no
Yigezu/Turton 2005 Latin Based Mursi Orthography 2005 Article English yes no no no no no

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