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Nubian

(2,509 words)

Author(s): Angelika Jakobi
Loanwords are lexical items which are phonetically and morphologically integrated into a language other than the one where they originated. The prerequisite for such lexical items to be incorporated in another language is the presence of bilingual individuals. Arabic/Nubian bilingualism can be characterized as replacive in the sense that the Nubian languages are threatened by complete replacement by Arabic. The Nubian languages are scattered today over a large area comprising both the northern half of the Republic of Sudan and southern Egypt. They form a…
Date: 2018-04-01