User:Jelliot4/Language selection

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Group: Aaliyah Bullen and Keira Dandy.

Languages of Interest:


The Dinka language is spoken amongst the Dinka people, who are primarily from the south Sudan along the Nile river. The Dinka people have over 4.5 million speakers. Many Dinka speakers are bilingual, speaking Sudanese Arabic; however, Dinka still uses the latin script opposed to the Arabic one. The ISO code for Dinka is din.

Morphology Typology and Available Resources

Dinka is a fusional language because most of its morphology is not expressed by affixes. Instead it's largely monosyllabic and is expressed by alternations.







The Kamba language is most commonly spoken in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Kamba, which can also be referred to as Mukamba or Akamba. Kamba is a major language in Kenya with over 4 million speakers. Kamba is similar to other Bantu languages such as Kikuyu, Meru, and Embu. The ISO code is kam.

Morphology Typology and Available Resources

Kamba is an agglutinative language because its way of making words from their morphemes is through prefixing and suffixing.







Rohingya is spoken by the Rohingya people primarily located in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Most speakers also speak either Burmese or Bengali, being that they are the official languages of the two states. As far as the most recent data presents (2013), there are approximately 1.8 speakers of the Rohingya language, and their ISO code is rhg.

Morphology Typology and Available Resources I did have trouble finding out whether Rohingya was a synthetic or analytic language, but based off of the analysis I did after reading more about the language and grammar of the language, I would say that the language is a synthetic language and most likely a fusional one based on the fact that Rohingya uses morphemes to denote multiple meanings.