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Burji language is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the Burji people who reside in Ethiopia south of Lake Chamo. There are over 46,000 speakers in Ethiopia, and a further 10,400 speakers in Kenya. Burji belongs to the Highland East Cushitic group of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family. The language has the SOV (subject–object–verb) word order common to the Cushitic family. The verb morphology distinguishes passive and middle grammatical voice, as well as causative. Verbal suffixes mark the person, number, and gender of the subject.
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[br] Bourdjieg
[de] Burji
[en] Burji language
[fr] Burji

Language type : Living

Language resources for Burji

Open Languages Archives

Wiktionnaire - Catégorie:burji [fr]

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ISO 639-3 : bji

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