Esuma language

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Esuma
Native to Ivory Coast
Extinct ca. 1800[1]
Niger–Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 esm
Linguist list
esm
Glottolog esum1241[2]

Esuma (Essouma) is an extinct language of uncertain classification within the Kwa branch of the Niger–Congo family, once spoken in the villages of Assinie (Asini) and Mafia in Ivory Coast. The Esuma were vassals of the Sanwi capital Krinjabo, and shifted to the Anyin and Nzima languages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Esuma at MultiTree on the Linguist List
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Esuma". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.