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
* 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. .
* World Atlas of Language Structures
Category:Languages of Ethiopia