Text language: English
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 dictionary is based on the „Atmaan“ dialect – one of the Beja varieties which is mainly spoken in the Sudan.
The Beja-English part and the English-Beja part contain more than 6,000 entries each.