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Beja language

Beja language

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Beja
بداوية Badāwīyä
Spoken in: Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea
Total speakers: 1,178,000
Language family: Afro-Asiatic
 Beja
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: bej
ISO/FDIS 639-3: bej 

Beja (also called Bedawi, Bedauye, To Bedawie) is an Afro-Asiatic language of the southern coast of the Red Sea, spoken by about two million nomads, the Beja, in parts of Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea.

It is usually seen as Cushitic, but several scholars, notably Robert Hetzron (1980), have regarded it as an independent branch of Afro-Asiatic.


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