Bajuni dialect

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Bajuni
Kibajuni
Native toKenya, Somalia
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologbaju1245[1]
G.41[2]

Bajuni (Kibajuni), also known as Tikulu (Tikuu), is a variety of Swahili spoken by the Bajuni people who inhabit the tiny Bajuni Islands and coastal Kenya, in addition to parts of southern Somalia, where they constitute a minority ethnic group.[3][4] Maho (2009) considers it a distinct dialect. Nurse & Hinnebusch (1993) classify it as a Northern Dialect of Swahili.

Consonant Inventory[edit]

The consonant inventory is as follows according to Nurse & Hinnebusch (1993:570).[5]

Labial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop prenasalized ᵐb ⁿd̪ ⁿdr ⁿɟ ᵑɡ
implosives (ɓ) (ɗ̪) ʄ ɠ
voiceless unaspirated p c k
voiceless aspirated t̪ʰ
Fricative voiced v ð (ɣ)
voiceless f (θ) s ʃ (x) h
Approximant w (ʋ) l, (r) j w (ʋ)
Nasals m n ɲ ŋ

Note: [ⁿdr] represents a sound pronounced with an r-like offglide (Nurse & Hinnebusch 1993: 151).[5]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bajuni". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Mwakikagile, p.102.
  4. ^ Abdullahi, p.11.
  5. ^ a b Nurse, Derek; Hinnebusch, Thomas J.; Philipson, Gérard (1993). Swahili and Sabaki: A Linguistic History. Univ of California Press. ISBN 9780520097759.

References[edit]

http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~dnurse/