Native language names
Thread poster: eTran
eTran
English
Dec 21, 2004

I'm putting together a list of languages in it's native form and I'm stuck with "Oromo", "Nuer" and "Sorani".
Can anyone give me or tell me where I can find them?
Thanks.


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Hi eTran, Dec 21, 2004

Sorani -> Soranî

You can check the following pages, also for the spelling in Arabic script (maybe in Wiki you can find info for your other queries, too):

http://ku.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soranî


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Mario Marcolin  Identity Verified
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ethnologue.com Dec 21, 2004

The inventory at http://www.ethnologue.com/language_index.asp
could be useful.

All the best,

mario


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shfranke  Identity Verified
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Sorany is a regional dialect of the Kurdish, not a stand-alone language Dec 21, 2004

Greetings.

Sorany (also variously spelled as "Surani" and "Sorani") is a regional dialect of the Kurdish language, and not a stand-alone language.

Nuer is one of the indigenous non-Arabic languages found in regions of Sudan (mostly) and "Upper Egypt" (albeit very slightly).

As an earlier respondent kindly mentioned, the online "Ethnologue" -- website at < www.sil.org > -- includes a searchable directory with plenty of detail.

HTH.

Regards,

Stephen H. Franke


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eTran
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Thanks Dec 22, 2004

Hi All.
Thanks for you responses.
I have finally managed to gather all the languages I need in their native script.


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oromia
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Native language names Jan 28, 2008

The Oromo language is referred to as afaan Oromo by native speakers. BTW I am a native Oromo speaker. If you want to learn more about Oromo,visit www.oromia. com and/or www.gadaa. com.

Good Luck


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