Agaw languages

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Agaw
Central Cushitic
Ethnicity:Agaw people
Geographic
distribution:
Ethiopia and central Eritrea
Linguistic classification:Afro-Asiatic
Subdivisions:

The Agaw, or Central Cushitic, languages are a small branch of Cushitic languages. They are spoken mainly in Ethiopia.

Languages[change | change source]

  • Awngi (South Agaw) spoken southwest of Lake Tana, the largest, with over 350,000 speakers
(Kunfal, spoken west of Lake Tana, is not well recorded but is probably a dialect of Awngi)[1]
  • Northern Agaw:
  • Bilen–Xamtanga:
(dialects Qwara – nearly extinct, spoken by Beta Israel formerly living in Qwara, now in Israel; Kayla – extinct, formerly spoken by some Beta Israel, transitional between Qimant and Xamtanga)

References[change | change source]

  1. Joswig/Mohammed (2011)