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languages of Africa

Greenberg, Joseph Harold

languages of Africa

by Greenberg, Joseph Harold

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Published by Indiana University in Bloomington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African languages

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Joseph H. Greenberg.
    SeriesIndiana University. Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore, and Linguistics. Publication 25, Publication ... of the Indiana University Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore, and Linguistics ;, 25.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8005 .G7 1966
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 180 p.
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5636947M
    LC Control Number68064685

    From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Jump to navigation Jump to search Languages purge this page's server cache. Languages of Africa. Books in this subject area deal with the languages of Africa. Completed books. In subsections: Books nearing completion. Arabic; In subsections: Half-finished books. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Greenberg, Joseph H. (Joseph Harold), Languages of Africa. Bloomington, Indiana University,

    At least thirty-five languages indigenous to South Africa are spoken in the Republic, ten of which are official languages of South Africa: IsiNdebele, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho sa Borwa, SiSwati, Xitsonga, Setswana, Tshivenḓa, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and eleventh official language is English, which is the primary language used in parliamentary and state discourse, though all official. Languages of Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Joseph H Greenberg.

    Indigenous African languages: In this report the term `Indigenous African languages’ is used to refer to African languages of the Southern Bantu language family (where `Bantu’ is used purely as a linguistic term). In this context the term excludes Afrikaans. Multilingualism: The ability to use more than two languages, and can be at File Size: 2MB. New Africa Books publishes trade books of political, historical and cultural import for the South African and international market. Standout titles include the language courses Clicking with Xhosa and Zooming in on Zulu, as well as the Kwezi graphic novel series, written and illustrated by Loyiso Mkize. This series has been lauded as the first.


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Of these languages four main groupings can be distinguished: Afro-Asiatic (appoximately languages) covering nearly Northern Africa (including the horn of Africa, Central.

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