Highland East Cushitic, or Sidamic, is a branch of the Afroasiatic language family spoken in south-central Ethiopia. They are often grouped with Lowland East Cushitic, Dullay, and Yaaku as East Cushitic, but that group is not well defined and considered dubious. The languages are: Burji (divergent) Sidamic proper. Sidamo.
Highland East Cushitic. Subdivisions: Burji. Sidamic proper. The Highland East Cushitic, or Sidamic, languages are a branch of Cushitic languages. They are spoken in Ethiopia. The most spoken language in the branch is Sidamo. It has around 3 million speakers.
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Hetzron (1980) and Ehret (1995) have suggested that the South Cushitic languages (Rift languages) are a part of Lowland East Cushitic, the only one of the six groups with much internal diversity. Cushitic was formerly seen as also including the Omotic languages , then called West Cushitic.
Pages in category "Highland East Cushitic languages" The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total.
Highland East Cushitic is a coordinate (sister) branch with Lowland East Cushitic in Tosco's (2020) classification. Overview. Lowland East Cushitic is often grouped with Highland East Cushitic (the Sidamic languages), Dullay, and Yaaku as East Cushitic, but that group is not well defined and considered dubious.
Cushitic peoples. The Cushitic peoples (or Cushites) are a grouping of people who are primarily indigenous to Northeast Africa ( Nile Valley and Horn of Africa) and speak or have historically spoken Cushitic languages of the Afroasiatic language family.
ISO 639-2 and 639-5: cus. Distribution of the Cushitic languages in Africa. Map of the Cushitic languages. The Cushitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family. They are mainly spoken in the Horn of Africa and the Nile Valley. Some widely spoken Cushitic languages are Oromo, Somali, Beja, Agaw, Afar, Saho and Sidamo.
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In Sidaama, not all noun phrases have nouns. This can occur when it is so obvious what kind of thing the referent of the noun phrase is, that it is unnecessary for the speaker to mention it. Sidaama has two types of noun phrases without nouns. One type is made up only of an adjective or a numeral, where the adjective or the numeral agrees in case, number, and gender with the referent of a noun phrase. This is shown in the examples below: 1. busul-u da-ø-ino. 1. smart-NOM.M come-3SG.M-PERF.3 1...
1. Abebe Gebre-Tsadik (1982) "Derived nominals in Sidamo," B.A. thesis, Addis Ababa University. Addis Ababa. 2. Abebe Gebre-Tsadik. 1985. "An overview of the morphological structure of Sidamo verbs," The verb morphophonemics of five highland east Cushitic languages, including Burji. Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 2. Cologne: Institut für Afrikanistik. Pages 64–81. 3. Anbessa Teferra (1984) "Sidamo verb morphology," B.A. thesis, Addis Ababa University. Addis Ababa. 4. Anbessa Teferra. 2000. "A...
1. ACADEMY OF ETHIOPIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES, Sidaamu Afii Dikshinere(‘Sidaama monolingual dictionary’) (Addis Ababa: Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures, Addis Ababa University, 2015) 2. Gasparini, Armido (1983) Sidamo-English dictionary. Bologna, Italy: E.M.I. 3. Hudson, Grover (1989) Highland East Cushitic Dictionary(Kuschitische Sprachstudien 7). Hamburg: Buske. 4. Sileshi Worqineh and Yohannis Latamo (1995) Sidaamu-Amaaru-Ingilizete Afii Qaalla Taashsho[Sidaama–Amharic–English...
1. British and Foreign Bible Society (1933) St. Mark’s Gospel in Sidamo. London. 2. Ethiopian Bible Society (1984) HaÌro GondoÌro[New Testament of Sidamo]. Addis Ababa.Bibliography of Highland East Cushitic by Grover Hudson at the Michigan State University website.
Highland East Cushitic, or Sidamic, is a branch of the Afroasiatic language family spoken in south-central Ethiopia. They are often grouped with Lowland East...
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