Southern Nilotic languages


Southern Nilotic languages

The Southern Nilotic languages are spoken mainly in western Kenya and northern Tanzania (with one of them, Kupsabiny or Sapiny, being spoken on the Ugandan side of Mount Elgon). They are generally divided into two groups, Kalenjin and Omotik-Datooga, although there is some uncertainty as to the internal coherence of the Kalenjin branch. Southern Nilotic languages appear to have been influenced considerably by Cushitic (Afro-Asiatic) languages.

* Kalenjin languages
* Omotik-Datooga languages

ee also

* Eastern Nilotic languages
* Western Nilotic languages

References

* Rottland, Franz (1982) "Die Südnilotischen Sprachen: Beschreibung, Vergleichung und Rekonstruktion" (Kölner Beiträge zur Afrikanistik vol. 7). Berlin: Dietrich Reimer.

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=2227 The Southern Nilotic branch] on the Ethnologue.


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