Klaus Wedekind / Feki Mahamed / Mohammed Talib / Abuzeinab Musa / Ibrahim Mohammad / Oshe Tahir / Andy: Beja Dictionary (Beja-English / English-Beja) [PDF]


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382 pp.

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.