Anuak language

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Anuak
Native to Ethiopia, South Sudan
Region Gambela Region, Upper Nile State
Ethnicity Anuak people
Native speakers
140,000  (1991–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 anu
Glottolog anua1242[2]

Anuak or Anywa is a Nilotic language of the Nilo-Saharan language family. It is spoken primarily in the Western part of Ethiopia by the Anuak. Other names for this language include: Anyuak, Anywa, Yambo, Jambo, Yembo, Bar, Burjin, Miroy, Moojanga, Nuro.[3] Anuak, Päri, and Jur-Luwo comprise a dialect cluster.[4] The most thorough description of the Anuak language is Reh (1996) Anywa Language: Description and Internal Reconstructions, which also includes glossed texts.

Anywa does not have phonemic fricatives.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Anuak at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Anuak". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  4. ^ Reh, Mechthild (1996): Anywa Language: Description and Internal Reconstructions. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. p.5

References[edit]

  • Keefer, Aurelia, James Keefer and Charles Taylor (1976): Anyuak. in: Bender, Lionel M, Donald J. Bowen, Robert Cooper, Charles Ferguson (eds.): Language in Ethiopia. Oxford. pp 164–170.
  • Lusted, Marie (1976): Anywa. in: Bender, M. Lionel (ed.): "The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia". East Lansing: African Studies Center, Michigan State University. pp. 495–512.
  • Reh, Mechthild (1996): Anywa Language: Description and Internal Reconstructions. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe.
  • Reh, Mechthild (1999): Anywa-English and English-Anywa Dictionary. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe, 134 pp. ISBN 3-89645-132-4.

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