Beja holds a special position within the Afro-Asiatic languages, since it is the only Cushitic language classified as “North Cushitic”. Beja speakers number about 1 million – but ethnic Beja people may be as many as 2 or 3 million. They live in Southern Egypt, Eastern Sudan and Northern Eritrea. The “Atmaan” dialect – one of the Beja varieties which is mainly spoken in the Sudan.
The Beja-English part and the English-Beja part each contain more than 6,000 entries.