Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rare Languages

Translation Cleveland - We thought of doing a small series on rare languages. We'll try to do one a day and you tell us what you think. Thanks!

Lewis, M. Paul (ed.), 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/

Language: Ani

A language of Botswana
ISO 639-3hnh

Population 1,000 (Brenzinger 1997).
Region Northwest District, Khwai River, Mababe; near Khwe [xuu].
Language map Botswana
Alternate names  |Anda, Handá, Handa-Khwe, Handádam, Handakwe-Dam, Ts’exa, Ts’éxa
Dialects Related to Khwe.
Classification Khoisan, Southern Africa, Central, Tshu-Khwe, Northwest
Language development Literacy rate in L2: 15 to 29 years 70% Tswana [tsn], 50% English; 30 to 54 years 40% Tswana, 10% English.
Comments Traditional religion, Christian.

Entries from the SIL Bibliography about this language:

Academic Publications

Hasselbring, Sue. 2000. A sociolinguistic survey of the languages of Botswana.

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