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Guinea Languages of the Atlantic Group

Description and Internal Classification (Schriften Zur Afrikanistik - Research in African Studies)

by William A. A. Wilson

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Published by Peter Lang Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Africa, West,
  • African languages,
  • Guinea,
  • Languages,
  • Language

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12831188M
    ISBN 103631551703
    ISBN 109783631551707

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Guinea Languages of the Atlantic Group by William A. A. Wilson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Moreover, the group remains poorly known. Besides well-studied languages such as Fula, Wolof and Serer some sixty lesser known languages of Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are currently believed to belong to Atlantic. Many of these languages are not yet documented, and some never will – they disappeared some decades ago or are just on the Author: Anne Storch.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilson, William A.A. (André Auguier). Guinea Languages of the Atlantic group. Frankfurt am Main ; New York: Lang, ©   The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of all major regions of the world.

The island of New Guinea and its offshore islands is arguably the most diverse and least documented Format: Hardcover. Atlantic languages, formerly West Atlantic languages, branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken primarily in Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

The approximately 45 Atlantic languages are spoken by about 30 million people. One language cluster, Fula (also called Fulani, Peul. Editorial Reviews. The Kisi language belongs to the Atlantic languages of the Niger-Congo language family and is spoken by more than half a million people.

Geographically, the language is spoken primarily in the Republic of Guinea, where it functions as one of the national languages, but also in Sierra Leone and by: 2.

Main Content. Africa's coastal country of Guinea is nicknamed the 'water tower of Africa,' thanks to the more than 20 rivers originating inside its borders, as well as its relatively high precipitation.

The city of Conakry originated on Tombo Island and spread up the Kaloum Peninsula, sandwiched between mangrove swamps. Language contact between Mande and Atlantic in Guinea In this contribution I will present partial results of my research project on contact between Mande in Atlantic in Guinea1.

Basically, I will focus on the contact between Pular, a Fula (Ful) variety spoken in Guinea, and its neighbouring Mande languages. 56 rows  The Atlantic languages (or West Atlantic languages) of West Africa are a major Linguistic. A virtual guide to Guinea, a developing country in the tropical southwestern part of West Africa at the Atlantic Ocean.

Bordered in north by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, and by Côte d'Ivoire to the east and southeast, by Liberia and Sierra Leone to the south. The Pular Guide for Peace Corps Guinea is the best resource for learning this difficult and amazing language. Developed by Herb Caudill (RPCV), this is document (readable with Adobe Acrobat reader).

Complete with silly pictures and cultural guides. Parlons Pular, by Peace Corps’ very own Alpha Baldé, is now for sale. Guinea, country of western Africa, located on the Atlantic coast. Three of western Africa’s major rivers—the Gambia, the Niger, and the Senegal—rise in Guinea.

Under the name French Guinea, it was a part of French West Africa until it achieved. scope of this literature that this paper examines the role of language in the Atlantic Basin and in the Community of Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP).

For the purposes of this paper, the Atlantic Basin includes those countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean, direct coastline countries in the Caribbean, and the EU and Size: KB. "The Danish Guinea Coast Forts, Denmark’s Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade, and African Colonial Policy, –" published on 24 Sep by Brill.

This work resituates the Spanish Caribbean as an extension of the Luso-African Atlantic world from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, when the union of the Spanish and Portuguese crowns facilitated a surge in the transatlantic slave trade.

After the catastrophic decline of Amerindian populations on the islands, two major African provenance zones, first Upper Guinea. the sociolinguistic situation of the area. More details regarding Engkvist and Troolin’s findings are given in section Lithgow. SIL linguist David Lithgow conducted extensive research in Milne Bay Province, particula rly among the languages in the D’Entrecasteaux Islands.

One of his major studies was on language shift towards File Size: 2MB. Language The Atlantic covers news, politics, culture, technology, health, and more, through its articles, podcasts, videos, and flagship magazine.

‘America First’, ‘Common Wealth’: Notes. Limba, East (A language of Guinea) Limba, West-Central (A language of Sierra Leone). West Atlantic Languages western Bantoid languages, a subfamily of the Niger-Congo languages (according to the classification of J.

Greenberg); divided into two branches. The northern branch, which is distributed in Guinea, Portuguese Guinea, Senegal, and Gambia, numbered approximately million speakers in ; the most important languages are. A virtual guide to Equatorial Guinea, a tropical country situated in central West Africa bordering the Bight of Biafra (Atlantic Ocean) between Cameroon and Gabon, and it shares maritime borders with Nigeria and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Equatorial Guinea is composed of five inhabited islands plus a portion on the African mainland, known as Río Muni. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. Guinea extends southeast in a crescent from the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Its topography varies from coastal plains to inland mountains that account for about 60 percent of the land area.

Several of the region’s major rivers, in particular the Niger, Senegal, and Gambia, all originate from these highlands, making Guinea the “water. Tiffany Watt Smith: One of the emotions I became really interested in when researching the book was the mid to late 18th century, it was diagnosed as a fatal condition called Author: Gracie Lofthouse.

This is a list of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the largest of which is that the IHO definition of the ocean excludes the seas, gulfs, bays, etc., bordering the ocean itself.

Thus, for instance, not all of the islands of the United Kingdom are actually in or bordering on the Atlantic. For reference, islands in gulfs and seas are included in a separate section. The Mandinka (also known as the Mandingo and Malinke, among other names) are a West African people spread across parts of Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, the Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea - Languages French is the official language and the language of administration. Ina cultural revolution was announced for the purpose of "de-Westernizing" Guinean education.

Africa:: Guinea-Bissau. A false-color satellite image of the Guinea-Bissau coastline shows numerous offshore islands, part of the Bissagos Islands. Plains and Guinean mangroves, various kinds of trees and shrubs adapted to thrive in the saline coastal sediment habitats, dominate the coastline of Guinea-Bissau.

In the shallow waters, silt. Niger-Congo Language Family. The Niger-Congo language family is one of the largest language families in the world and the largest one in Africa in terms of its geographical spread across most of sub-Saharan Africa, number of speakers, and the number of languages ().

Fula or Fulani or Fulbe (the latter being an Anglicization of the word in their language, Fulɓɓe) are an ethnic group of people spread over many countries, predominantly in West Africa, but found also in Central Africa and The Sudan of east Africa.

The countries in Africa where they are present include Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, The Gambia. Atlantic-Congo Print. Niger-Congo () Atlantic-Congo () Atlantic (62) Bijago (1) Bidyogo (A language of Guinea-Bissau) Northern (44) Bak (15) Balant-Ganja (2) Balanta-Ganja (A language of Senegal) Balanta-Kentohe (A language of Guinea-Bissau) Jola (10) Bayot (1) Bayot (A language of Senegal) Jola Proper (9) Jola Central (6) Gusilay (2).

Guinea's mineral wealth makes it potentially one of Africa's richest countries, but its people are among the poorest in West Africa. Experiments with socialism and a. Non-standard English on the Islands of the South Atlantic. by Asya Pereltsvaig [Note to Readers: This post was originally published in August ] The Falkland/Malvinas Islands consists of some islands in South Atlantic, with the total area of about 4, square miles, which is slightly larger than Jamaica or Kosovo, slightly smaller than.

FULANI: FROM WIKIPEDIA The Fula language is a language of West Africa, spoken by the Fula people from Senegal to Cameroon and Sudan. It belongs to the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

There are many names for the Fula people and their language. The Mid-Atlantic region is linguistically very diverse. Elements of New England, Midwestern, Appalachian, and Coastal Southern speech can all be found within its confines. Regrettably, however, few comprehensive treatments of the various dialects exist.

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uring the s when the Atlantic slave trade was flourishing, West Africans accounted for approximately two-thirds of the African captives imported into the Americas. The coastal ports where these Africans were assembled, and from where they were exported, are located on this midth-century map extending from present-day Senegal and Gambia on the northwest to.

Melanesians are a group of indigenous people who are home to a group of islands collectively called Melanesia. These islands include the countries of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Vanuatu to.

speakers of the language in which this book is written, or any other thriving language, it is diYcult to envision such a possibility. But the reality is easy to illustrate.

Take this instance, reported by Bruce Connell in the pages of the newsletter of the UK Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL), under the heading ‘Obituaries’:1File Size: KB. Equatorial Guinea is a tiny West African country surround by Cameroon to the North, Gabon to the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

There are many things to know about this unique country. Nonetheless, we have provided 12 facts to keep you anchored for further exploration. Equatorial Guinea is one of the richest countries in Africa.

Today, Equatorial Guinea is made up of the Bantu, Fang, Bubi, Ndowe, Annobon, Bujeba and Igbo peoples. Spanish has been one of the official languages of Equatorial Guinea since Most languages belong to language families.

A language family is a group of related languages that developed from a common historic ancestor, referred to as protolanguage (proto– means ‘early’ in Greek).The ancestral language is usually not known directly, but it is possible to discover many of its features by applying the comparative method that can demonstrate the.

Students complete a term of French language study in winter and then travel in spring to Vichy, France, to take language classes at the CAVILAM Alliance Française. Students may also take courses in various aspects of French and European politics, literature, or art.

The focus shifts from year to year. Other languages.Language Scholarship Award Caps Year Abroad After a year abroad studying public health and international development in Kenya, Hanna Lafferty ’19 is spending her summer break immersed in the Swahili language in Arusha, Tanzania as a member of the U.S.

Department of State’s competitive Critical Language Scholarship program.I do not think there is a good answer to this because “Pacific Islands” itself is a vague potentially ambiguous term.

There are at least 2, I would say though. Many islands, like Hawaii, have closely related languages called “dialects” which ar.