ERIC Number: ED158582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: N/A
Wordlists of Delta Edo: Epie, Engenni, Degema. Occasional Publication No. 8.
Thomas, Elaine; Williamson, Kay
A word list is provided for the three Delta Edo languages, Epie, Engenni, and Degema, which are spoken in the eastern part of the Niger Delta. A general map of the location of the Delta Edo languages is provided, and background information on the recent discovery of the derivation of these languages is given by way of introduction. The vocabularies of these three languages in the Delta Edo group are shown to be fairly closely related, clearly distinguished from other Edo groups. A brief background of each language is given, noting the location of the language group, the population, the native name of the language, the dialects, the phonology and grammar. Notes on the Degema language also include vowels, tone, and syllable structure. Individual maps of the specific areas are also provided. The bibliography contains 17 citations, an almost exhaustive list on the topic at the time this work was begun in 1973. The eighty-page lexicon is based primarily on the Greenberg wordlist for African languages, as revised by Armstrong and used at the University of Ibadan. It lists the English words and their Epie, Engenni, and Degema equivalents, and includes numerals and general vocabulary. (NCR)
Descriptors: African Culture, African Languages, Anthropological Linguistics, Dictionaries, Grammar, Language Classification, Language Patterns, Language Research, Lexicography, Phonology, Regional Dialects, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary, Word Lists
Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (Some publications may be out of print.)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ibadan Univ. (Nigeria). Inst. of African Studies.