Asa language


Asa language
Asa
Aasáx
Spoken in Tanzania
Ethnicity Assa people
Extinct mid 20th century
Language family
Afro-Asiatic?
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.[1][2] The language is extinct;[citation needed] 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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