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Languages of sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Applied Linguistics.

Languages of sub-Saharan Africa

by Center for Applied Linguistics.

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Published by The Center in Arlington, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African languages -- Bibliography,
  • Afrikaans language -- Bibliography,
  • Bantu languages -- Bibliography,
  • Khoisan languages -- Bibliography,
  • Malagasy language -- Bibliography,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Languages -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSub-Saharan Africa, Languages of
    StatementDora E. Johnson... [et al.].
    GenreBibliography
    SeriesA survey of materials for the study of the uncommonly taught languages -- 6
    ContributionsJohnson, Dora E.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 79 p. ;
    Number of Pages79
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22845378M
    LC Control Number76044594

      Top 15 recently published books by writers and poets from Sub-Saharan Africa Author Media Diversified Posted on December 1, Decem Categories Africa, Book Reviews, Books, DR Congo, East Africa, Kenya, Literature, Media, Nigeria, Poetry, South Africa Tags Africa, African diaspora, African literature, books, DRC, Kenya, literature. English on the Rise in Africa Today, 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa use English either as an official language exclusively (like Nigeria and Ghana) or as an official language alongside another African language (like in Kenya or South Africa) (Negash, ; World Factbook, ).Cited by: 5.

    Sub-Saharan Africa is defined as the region lying south of the Sahara Desert in Africa. North Africa does not have a lot of diversity in terms of race, religion or language, mostly being made up of Arabs and Berbers speaking Arabic and Berberi with overwhelming Muslim majority.   As can be seen from the map below, Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s hotbeds of linguistic diversity. Indeed, the Niger-Congo language family, spoken in the largest part of Sub-Saharan Africa, is the largest language family by the number of languages, with over 1, languages (by the number of speakers, Indo-European language family is the largest in the world).

    Beside the possibilities listed above, there are: Aasax or Aramanik (Tanzania) (South Cushitic? contains non-Cushitic lexicon) Imeraguen (Mauritania) - Hassaniyya Arabic restructured on an Azêr (Soninke) base Kara (Fer?) (Central African Republic) Oblo (Cameroon) (Adamawa? Extinct?). More than five hundred separate languages are spoken in Nigeria alone. Three of the six dominant languages in Subsaharan Africa—spoken by at least ten million people or more—are spoken in Nigeria: Hausa, Yoruba, and Ibo. The three remaining major languages of Subsaharan Africa are Swahili, Lingala, and Zulu.


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Languages of sub-Saharan Africa by Center for Applied Linguistics. Download PDF EPUB FB2

: European-Language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa (Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages) (Vol 6) (): Gérard, Albert S.: BooksPrice: $ Language Attitudes in Sub-Saharan Africa () (Multilingual Matters ()) [Adegbija, Efurosibina] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Language Attitudes in Sub-Saharan Africa () (Multilingual Matters ())Cited by:   Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tradition, Struggle and Change is the first book to bring together the topics of language and gender, African languages, and gender in African contexts, and it does so in a descriptive, explanatory and critical way.

Including fascinating new work and new, often challenging data from Botswana, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

"This book argues for the need to empower African indigenous languages for greater functions in national life. It makes an important and useful contribution to the understanding of the sociolinguistic and sociopolitical dimensions of language attitudes in the sub-Saharan African language context." "Overall, the book will interest all sociolinguists, language in education researchers and 1/5(1).

3 - The peoples of sub-Saharan Africa: society, culture, and language Robert O. Collins, James M. Burns, Clemson University, South Carolina Publisher: Cambridge University Press. European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, Volume 1 Volume 6 of Comparative history of literatures in European languages, ISSN European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, Albert S.

Gérard, ISBNVolume 6 of Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes: Editor: Albert S. Gérard 5/5(1). An informative sociolinguistic and sociopolitical description and analysis of language attitudes in sub-Saharan Africa.

The book emphasizes the strong ideological and polemical view that multilingualism in sub-Saharan Africa should seen as a resource and an asset. It argues, therefore, that African indigenous.

Buy African-published books online here for immediate shipping worldwide. Your one-stop shop for African books, African writers and African scholarship. African Books Collective is a non profit distribution collective owned by publishers on the continent.

Get this from a library. Language and the nation: the question of language in sub-Saharan Africa. [Ayo Bamgbose]. Books shelved as sub-saharan-africa: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, Purple.

It discusses different types of language policies and practices in the context of the role of national and international agencies of language planning.

Although the focus of the book is sub-Saharan Africa, comparisons with other parts of the world are made whenever necessary. Read MoreAuthor: Ayo Bamgbose. BY ADETOLA LAWAL (“Languages of the World”) Many sub-Saharan countries kept former colonial languages as their official language in order to “to avoid some of the ethnic and linguistic quagmires” since these languages belonged to none of the countries’ native ethnic groups.

However, the past 50 years since official decolonization of Africa has shown that [ ]. It discusses different types of language policies and practices in the context of the role of national and international agencies of language planning.

Although the focus of the book is sub-Saharan Africa, comparisons with other parts of the world are made Cited by: All of the 12 chapters included in this volume work on understudied languages such as Moldovan, Lakota, Cantonese, Bajjika, Croatian, Hebrew, Arabic, Ciluba, Cantonese, Cypriot Greek, Korean, Malaysian, Basque and Belarusian and they all explore from the margins different dimensions of social gender in grammar.

The well -known kingdoms of Africa, Benin and Ghana and the rest, were possible only because they had a system of writing and record keeping with borrowed Arabic. Prior to the incursions of cultures bringing written languages from the north, Africans simply had no means of organizing advanced cultural institutions.

Language in education in sub-Saharan Africa: Language in Africa Special Interest Group (BAAL) - Volume 48 Issue 3 - Ross Graham, Caroline McGlynn, Annette IsleiCited by: 2. This is a statement often used as a stick to hit Africans with and imply they are some how less.

There are some great answers below referring to Sudan, Mali and other West African Empires and people, additional to this I would add than cushitic pe. A Books For Africa study of the impact of books in central Tanzania (Plonski, Joerger; ) found a significant increase in student comprehension and fluency due to donated books.

Fehrler, Michaelowa, and Weber () confirmed these findings in a different study of 22 Sub-Saharan African countries.

Dinka mythology (South Sudan) Lotuko mythology (South Sudan) Bushongo mythology (Congo) Bambuti (Pygmy) mythology (Congo) Lugbara mythology (Congo). Sub-Saharan Africa consists of countries that are either fully or partially south of the Sahara Desert.

It is one of the most linguistically rich areas in the world, with over 2, living languages and six of the top ten most linguistically diverse countries located in the region.Africa’s Endangered Languages AN OVERVIEW Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence Language endangerment in Africa Perhaps one of the most disturbing trends of our time is the accelerating rate of language extinction and endangerment.* Most of today’s languages are strugglingFile Size: KB.

The oldest written language in Africa originated in Egypt. List of languages by first written accounts - Wikipedia The oldest Sub Saharan writing has been found in Sudan and originated during the Kingdom of Kush in the 3rd Century BC: Meroitic alp.