Surmic languages

Surmic languages
also called  Didinga-Murle  or  Surma 

      group of languages that are spoken in southwestern Ethiopia and neighbouring zones of the southern Sudan (Sudan, The) and that form part of the Nilo-Saharan language family (Nilo-Saharan languages). The three branches of Surmic languages are the Northern, represented by the Majang language; the Southwestern, including Baale, Didinga, Narim, Murle, and Tennet; and the Southeastern, including Chai, Kwegu, Me'en, Mursi, and Tirma.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Surmic languages — Infobox Language family name=Surmic region=Southwestern Ethiopia and neighboring Sudan familycolor=Nilo Saharan fam2=Eastern Sudanic fam3=Kir AbbaianSurmic Languages are a subgroup of the Nilo Saharan languages. *North (Majang, also known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Nilo-Saharan languages — Group of perhaps 115 African languages spoken by more than 27 million people from Mali to Ethiopia and from southernmost Egypt to Tanzania. The concept of Nilo Saharan as a single stock combining a number of earlier groupings was introduced in… …   Universalium

  • Eastern Sudanic languages —       a group of languages representing the most diverse of the major divisions within the Nilo Saharan language family (Nilo Saharan languages). These languages are spoken from southern Egypt in the north to Tanzania in the south and from… …   Universalium

  • Eastern Sudanic languages — Infobox Language family name=Eastern Sudanic region=Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nubia familycolor=Nilo Saharan child1=Astaboran ( k languages) child2=Kir Abbaian ( n languages)The Eastern Sudanic languages form a family of languages spoken… …   Wikipedia

  • List of African languages — This is a list of African languages by classification.ClassificationAfro Asiatic languages*Berber languages **Eastern Berber languages ***Awjila Sokna languages ****Awjilah language ****Sawknah language ***Siwi language **Northern Berber… …   Wikipedia

  • Kir-Abbaian languages — Infobox Language family name=Kir Abbaian altname=Southern Eastern Sudanic region=Sudan, Eritrea, Chad, Nubia familycolor=Nilo Saharan fam2=Eastern Sudanic child1=Eastern Jebel child2=Temein (Nuba Hills) child3=Daju child4=Surmic child5=NiloticKir …   Wikipedia

  • Designations and classification of the Nilo-Saharan languages — ▪ Table Designations and classification of the Nilo Saharan languages former classification (1963) current classification 1. Songhai 1. Songhai 2. Saharan 2. Saharan 3. Maba 3. Maban 4. Fur 4. Fur 5. Chari Nile 5. Eastern Sudanic    Eastern… …   Universalium

  • Majang language — Majang Ato Majanger Onk Spoken in Ethiopia Region Godere, Gambela Region Ethnicity Majang people Native speakers …   Wikipedia

  • Majangir — is used as the label for both the people, and the language they speak.The Majangir people live in southwestern Ethiopia and speak a Nilo Saharan language of the Surmic cluster. The 1998 census gave the total of the Majangir population as 15,341,… …   Wikipedia

  • Majang people — The Majang people, or Majangir, live in southwestern Ethiopia and speak a Nilo Saharan language of the Surmic cluster. The 1998 census gave the total of the Majangir population as 15,341, but since they live scattered in the hills in dispersed… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”