Agaw languages From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Agaw or Central Cushitic languages are spoken by several groups in Ethiopia and, in one case, Eritrea. They form the main substratum influence on Amharic and other Ethiopian Semitic languages.
The Agaw, or Central Cushitic, languages are a small branch of Cushitic languages. They are spoken mainly in Ethiopia. Languages. Awngi (South Agaw) spoken southwest of Lake Tana, the largest, with over 350,000 speakers (Kunfal, spoken west of Lake Tana, is not well recorded but is probably a dialect of Awngi) Northern Agaw:
The Agaw are a Cushitic ethnic group inhabiting Ethiopia and neighboring Eritrea. Ethnically and culturally they are part of a wider population of Cushitic peoples, though they are most closely related to the Qemant people. They speak the Agaw languages, which belong to the Cushitic branch of the Afroasiatic language family, and have a high degree of mutual intelligibility between them. As the Agaw are a minority population in both Ethiopia and Eritrea, they face substantial pressures of assimil
Please note that the Agaw languages are not Semitic, but it is well established that both language groups in Ethiopia had a lot of contact exchange, both ways. Landroving Linguist ( talk ) 09:21, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
The Agaw or Central Cushitic languages are spoken by several groups in Ethiopia and, in one case, Eritrea. They form the main substratum influence on Amharic and other Ethiopian Semitic languages.
The Qimant language is a highly endangered language spoken by a small and elderly fraction of the Qemant people in northern Ethiopia, mainly in the Chilga woreda in Semien Gondar Zone between Gondar and Metemma. Qimant Kemantney Native toEthiopia RegionAmhara Region Ethnicity172,000 Native speakers Language family Afro-Asiatic Cushitic Agaw Northern Qimant Dialects Qwara Kayla Language codes ISO 639-3ahg Glottologqima1242 ELPK'emant This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rend
Agaw languages (Central) Dullay; Highland East Cushitic (Sidamic) Lowland East Cushitic; South Cushitic; ISO 639-2 / 5: cus: Glottolog: cush1243
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The Agaw are perhaps first mentioned in the third-century Monumentum Adulitanum, an Aksumite inscription recorded by Cosmas Indicopleustes in the sixth century. The inscription refers to a people called "Athagaus" (or Athagaous), perhaps from ʿAd Agaw, meaning "sons of Agaw." The Athagaous first turn up as one of the peoples conquered by the unknown king who inscribed the Monumentum Adulitanum. The Agaw are later mentioned in an inscription of the fourth century emperor Ezana of Axum and the sixth-century emperor Kaleb of Axum. Based on this evidence, a number of experts embrace a theory first stated by Edward Ullendorff and Carlo Conti Rossini that they are the original inhabitants of much of the northern Ethiopian Highlands, and were either forced out of their original settlements or assimilated by Semitic-speaking Tigrayans, Amharas and Tigrinyas . Cosmas Indicopleustes also noted in his Christian Topography t...
The Agaw speak Agaw languages. They are a part of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family. Many also speak other languages such as Amharic, Tigrinya and/or Tigre.The Northern Agaw are known as Bilen, capital KerenThe Western Agaw are known as Qemant, capital Tekel DengayThe Eastern Agaw are known as Xamta, capital SoqotaThe Southern Agaw are known as Awi, capital InjibaraMara Takla Haymanot - Emperor of Ethiopia who founded the Zagwe dynastyby 1137Gebre Mesqel Lalibela - Emperor of Ethiopia who is credited with having constructed the rock-hewn churches of LalibelaYetbarak - Emperor of Ethiopia, the last ruler from the Zagwe dynastywho reigned up to 1270
The Agaw or Central Cushitic languages are spoken by small groups in Ethiopia and, in one case, Eritrea. They form the main substratum influence on Amharic a...
Agaw languages. The Agaw or Central Cushitic languages are spoken by small groups in Ethiopia and, in one case, Eritrea.  22 relations: Agaw people, Amhara Region, Amharic, Awngi language, Beta Israel, Bilen language, Cushitic languages, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Semitic languages, Israel, Kassala, Kayla dialect, Keren, Eritrea, Lake Tana, North Gondar Zone, Qemant people, Qimant language, Qwara dialect, Stratum (linguistics), Sudan, Xamtanga language.