Cushitic languages

language family native to East Africa

The Cushitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family. They are mainly spoken in the Horn of Africa and the Nile Valley. Some widely spoken Cushitic languages are Oromo, Somali, Beja, Agaw, Afar, Saho and Sidamo.[1]

Cushitic
Geographic
distribution:
Egypt, Sudan, Horn of Africa, East Africa
Linguistic classification:Afro-Asiatic
  • Cushitic
Proto-language:Proto-Cushitic
Subdivisions:
North Cushitic (Beja)
Agaw languages (Central)
ISO 639-2 and 639-5:cus
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Distribution of the Cushitic languages in Africa
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Map of the Cushitic languages

ReferencesEdit

  1. Appleyard (2012), p. 202.