Beja language

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Beja
Bidhaawyeet, Tubdhaawi
Native toSudan, Eritrea, Egypt
EthnicityBeja
Native speakers
1–1.1 million
Afro-Asiatic
Latin alphabet (limited use)
Arabic alphabet (limited use)
Language codes
ISO 639-2bej
ISO 639-3bej
Glottologbeja1238[1]

Beja is a Cushitic language. It is spoken on the coast of the Red Sea in Sudan, Eritrea and Egypt. Around one million people speak the language. It is the only language of the North Cushitic branch still spoken.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Beja". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.