- Asa language
Asa Aasáx Spoken in Tanzania Ethnicity Assa people Extinct mid 20th century Language family Language codes ISO 639-3 aas
The Asa language, Aasáx (also Asax, Asá, Aasá, Assa, Asak) was apparently a Cushitic language spoken by the Assa people in Tanzania. The language is extinct; ethnic Assa in northern Tanzania remember only a few words they overheard their elders use. Little is known of the language, and it is not clear it was entirely Cushitic, or if it retained a non-Cushitic layer from language shift. Perhaps most closely related to Kw'adza.
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