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Title:The Kunfäl People and Their Language
Authors:Tequebba Biru
Zena Adal
Cowley, Roger W.
Year:1971
Periodical:Journal of Ethiopian Studies
Volume:9
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:99-106
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:Kunfal
Omotic languages
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41967471
Abstract:The investigation report was prepared by R.W. Cowley. The Kunfäl live in the area in the south of Qwara and Säraqo, north of the Dinder River. The Kunfäl call their own language Agäw. They claim that their ancient language has in part been forgotten, and that their present speech has been influenced by Amharic and Tigrinya. After some ethnographical data with regard to the dark-skin and negroid-featured Kunfäl a hundred-item basic word list in Kunfäl Agäw is presented, followed by numerals, demonstratives, prepositions, animal names, parts of body, food and grain, relations, types of people, farming and the land, miscellaneous objects, verbs, phrases, noted down by the investigators in Amharic and given here in Roman transliteration. Notes.
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