Tsamai language

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Tsamai
Tsamako
Native toEthiopia
RegionOmo River region
Native speakers
18,000 (2007 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tsb
Glottologtsam1247  Tsamai[2]
dume1236  Dume[3]

Tsamai (also known as Ts'amay, S'amai, Tamaha, Tsamako, Tsamakko, Bago S'amakk-Ulo) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Ethiopia.[4] Tsamai is a member of the Dullay dialect continuum. Cule (Kuile, Kule) and evidently Dume (pseudo-pygmies) were apparently varieties.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ethiopia 2007 Census
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tsamai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dume". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Raymond G. Gordon Jr., ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Further reading[edit]

  • Graziano Savà. 2005. A Grammar of Ts'amakko. Cushitic Language Studies Volume 22. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.