Suri-English basic vocabulary

TitleSuri-English basic vocabulary
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsG.J. Abbink
Secondary TitleFrankfurter afrikanistische Blätter
Pagination39 - 64
Date Published1993///
Publication Languageeng
Keywords1991, dictionaries (form), Ethiopia, Suri language

The Suri, also known as Surma, are agropastoralists living in the semiarid lowland area of the Kafa Administrative Region of Ethiopia. The Suri language belongs to the South-East Surmic (SES) language group within the Eastern Sudanic family of Nilo-Saharan. The Suri-English vocabulary presented here was compiled during research carried out in southwestern Ethiopia, particularly in the village of Makara, between December 1991 and June 1992, and in October 1992. It incorporates two unpublished wordlists, the 200-word list of the Institute of Language Studies of Addis Ababa University, and the 500-word list compiled by M.L. Bender. Bibliogr., notes, ref

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