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Anuak or Anywa is a Luo language which belongs to the western Nilotic branch of the Nilotic language family. It is spoken primarily in the Western part of Ethiopia by the Anuak. Other names for this language include: ''Anyuak, Anywa, Yambo, Jambo, Yembo, Bar, Burjin, Miroy, Moojanga, Nuro''. Anuak, Päri, and Jur-Luwo comprise a dialect cluster.Reh, Mechthild (1996): Anywa Language: Description and Internal Reconstructions. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. p.5 The most thorough description of the Anuak language is Reh (1996) ''Anywa Language: Description and Internal Reconstructions'', which also includes glossed texts. Anywa does not have phonemic fricatives.


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* Keefer, Aurelia, James Keefer and Charles Taylor (1976): Anyuak. in: Bender, Lionel M, Donald J. Bowen, Robert Cooper, Charles Ferguson (eds.): ''Language in Ethiopia''. Oxford. pp 164–170. * Lusted, Marie (1976): Anywa. in: Bender, M. Lionel (ed.): "The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia". East Lansing: African Studies Center, Michigan State University. pp. 495–512. * Reh, Mechthild (1996): Anywa Language: Description and Internal Reconstructions. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. * Reh, Mechthild (1999): Anywa-English and English-Anywa Dictionary. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe, 134 pp. .


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* World Atlas of Language Structures information o
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Category:Languages of Ethiopia Category:Luo languages {{Ethiopia-stub