Sebat Bet Gurage language

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Sebat Bet Gurage
Native toEthiopia
RegionWest Gurage Zone
Native speakers
(undated figure of 440,000)[1]
Ethiopic
Language codes
ISO 639-3sgw
Glottologseba1251[2]

Sebat Bet ("Seven houses") is an Afroasiatic language spoken in Ethiopia.

Overview[edit]

One of the Gurage languages, Sebat Bet is divided into several dialects. The latter are spoken in the western Gurage Zone:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sebat Bet Gurage at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sebat Bet Gurage". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Further reading[edit]

  • Leslau, Wolf. 1997. "Chaha (Gurage) Phonology" in Kaye, Alan S. (ed.): Phonologies of Asia and Africa 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. pp. 373–397.
  • Rose, Sharon. 2007. "Chaha (Gurage) Morphology" in Kaye, Alan D. (ed.): Morphologies of Africa and Asia 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. pp. 403–427.

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