Xamtanga language, alphabet and pronunciation

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Xamtanga (ኃምታጛ)

Xamtanga is a Central Cushitic language spoken by about 213,000 people in Ethiopia, mainly in the North Amhara region, the Avergele District and the Lasta and Waag zones. Xamtanga is also known as Chamta, Khamtanga, Xamta, Khamir or Agawinya.

Xamtanga can be written with a version of the Ethiopic script.

Ethiopic script for Xamtanga

Ethiopic script for Xamtanga

Notes

  • The first vowel (ə) is pronounced /ə~ɵ~ɜ/
  • The fourth vowel (a) is pronounced /a~ɑ~æ/

Information compiled mainly by Wolfram Siegel

Links

Information about Xamtanga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xamtanga_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=xan

Cushitic languages

Afaan-Oromo, Afar, Awngi, Beja, Blin, Somali, Xamtanga

Languages written with the Ethiopic (Ge'ez) script

Amharic, Argobba, Awngi, Blin, Chaha, Dizin, Ge'ez, Harari, Inor, Silt'e, Tigre, Tigrinya, Xamtanga


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