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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-Arabic part and the English-Beja-Arabic part each contain more than 6,000 entries.
Under these links you will also find a Learner’s Grammar of Beja – containing grammatical explanations and more than 300 language examples – and further publications on Beja: