Nyima languages

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Nyima
Ethnicity Nyimang people
Geographic
distribution
Sudan
Linguistic classification Nilo-Saharan?
Subdivisions
Glottolog nyim1244[1]

The Nyima languages are a pair of languages of Sudan spoken by the Nyimang of the Nuba Mountains that appear to be most closely related to the Eastern Sudanic languages, especially the northern group of Nubian, Nara and Tama.

The languages are:

  • Ama (Nyimang) — 90,000 speakers[2]
  • Dinik (Afitti) — 4,000 speakers[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nyimang". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig. Ama — Ethnologue. http://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/nyi/. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. ^ Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig. Afitti — Ethnologue. http://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/aft/. Retrieved 24 August 2017.