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Beja (also called Bedawi, Bedauye, To Bedawie) is an Afro-Asiatic language of the southern coast of the Red Seamarker, spoken by about two million nomads, the Beja, in parts of Egyptmarker, Sudanmarker, and Eritreamarker.

Classification

It is usually seen as Cushitic, but several scholars, notably Robert Hetzron (1980), have regarded it as an independent branch of Afro-Asiatic.

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Further reading

  • Herman N. Almkvist. 1881-1885. Die Bischari-Sprache. 3 vols. Uppsala.
  • Václav Blažek. 2003. "Beǧa language", in: S. Uhlig et al. (eds.), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica Vol. 1: A-C (Wiesbadn: Harrassowitz), pp. 519b-521b.
  • Richard A. Hudson. 1974. "A structural sketch of Beja," African Language Studies. Ed. D.W. Arnott. London: School of Oriental and African Studies. Pages 111-142.
  • Richard A. Hudson. 1976. "Beja", in: M. Lionel Bender et al. (eds.), The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia (East Lansing: Michigan University, African Studies Centre), pp. 97-131.
  • Leo Reinisch. 1893-1895. Die Beḍauye-Sprache in Nordost-Afrika 2. 3 vols. Vienna: F. Tempsky.
  • Leo Reinisch. 1895. Wörterbuch der Beḍauye-Sprache. Vienna.
  • E. M. Roper. 1927. "The Poetry of the Haḍenḍiwa", in: Sudan Notes and Records 10, pp. 147-158.
  • E. M. Roper. 1928. Tu Beḍawiɛ: An Elementary Handbook for the use of Sudan Government Officials. Hertford, Herts, England: Stephen Austin and Sonds, LTD. Oriental and General Printers.
  • Rainer Voigt. 1998. "Zur Gliederung des Kuschitischen: das Beḍauye und das Restkuschitische", in: I. Fiedler, C. Griefenow-Mewis & B. Reineke (eds.), Afrikanische Sprachen in Brennpunkt der Forschung: linguistische Beiträge zum 12. Afrikanistentag, Berlin, 3-6 Oktober 1996 (Köln 1998), pp. 309-324.
  • Werner Vycichi. 1953. "Der bestimmte Artikel in der Bedja-Sprache", in: Muséon 66, pp. 373-379.
  • Wedekind, Klaus and Charlotte Wedekind. 2007. A Learner's Grammar of Beja. Koeln: Koeppe Verlag.
  • Andrzej Zaborski. 1975. The Verb in Cushitic. Warszawa.
  • Andrzej Zaborski. 1989. "Der Wortschatz der Bedscha-Sprache. Eine vergleichende Analyse", in: Ausgewählte Vorträge. Deutscher Orientalistentag (Stuttgart; ZDMG Supplement VII), pp. 573-591.
  • Andrzej Zaborski. 1997. "Problems of the Beja Present Seven Years Ago", in: Lingua Posnaniensis 39, pp. 145-153.


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