Kunama language

Kunama language

Infobox Language
states=Eritrea, Ethiopia
region=western Eritrea, northern Ethiopia
(Eritrea) 182,000
(Ethiopia) 20,000

The Kunama language is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Kunama people who straddle the western Eritrean-Ethiopian border. The language is amongst the oldest in the Horn of Africa and is often compared to the Nara language.

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