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North Ethiopic languages

The North Ethiopic languages are a family of 4 languages (1 extinct, 3 living) spoken in Eritrea, northern Ethiopia, and eastern Sudan. They include the ancient Ge’ez language which is now extinct, but remains in use as a liturgical language in the Eritrean and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches. Harari, although being a South Ethiopic language, has several features in common with North Ethiopic.[2]

North Ethiopic
EthnicityTigretes
Geographic
distribution
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan
Linguistic classificationAfro-Asiatic
Subdivisions
Tigrinya
Tigre
Dahalik
Glottologethi1244[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ethiosemitic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Lipiński, Edward (2001). Semitic Languages: Outline of a Comparative Grammar. ISBN 9789042908154.