ERIC Number: ED256170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
African Language Resource Handbook: A Resource Handbook of the Eighty-two Highest Priority African Languages. Prepublication Edition.
Dwyer, David J.; Yankee, Everyl
A directory of the 82 African languages given high priority for instruction in the United States contains a profile for each language that includes its classification and where it is spoken, the number of speakers, dialect situation, usage, orthography status, and listings of related human and institutional resources for the purpose of systematizing instruction. The languages profiled are: Akan, Amharic, Anyi/Baule, Arabic, Bamileke, Bemba, Berber, Chewa/Nyanja, Chokwe/Lunda, Dinka (Agar/Bor/ Padang), Ebira, Edo (Bini), Efik/Ibibio/Anaang, Ewe/Mina/Fon (Gbe), Fulfulde (Fulani/Peul, Fula), Ganda (oluGanda, Luganda), Gbaya, Gogo, Gurage, Hausa, Hehe, Idoma, Igbo, Ijo, Kalenjin (Nandi/Kipsigis), Kamba, Kanuri, Kikuyu, Kongo (Kituba), Kpelle, Krio/Pidgin (Cluster), Kru/Bassa, Lingala, Lozi (Silozi), Luba (Chiluba), Luo/Acholi/Lango, Luyia, Maasai, Makua/Lomwe, Malagasy, Mandingo, Mauritian Creole, Mbundu (Kiumbundu), Mende/Bandi/Loko, Meru, Mongo/Nkundo, More, Nama, Nubian, Nuer, Nupe, Nyakusa, Nyoro, Oromo, Ruanda/Rundi, Sango, Sara, Senufo (Senari), Serer, Shona, Sidamo, Somali, Songhai, Soninke, Sotho/Tswana, Sukuma/Nyamwezi, Suppire, Susu, Swahili, Temne, Teso/Turkana, Tigrinya, Tiv, Tsonga, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Wolof, Xhosa/Zulu/Swazi, Yao (Makonde), Yoruba, and Zande. Appendices (40% of the document) include: (1) a list of languages by priority category; (2) institutional and individual questionnaires; (3) a bibliography; (4) listings of resource persons and institutions; (5) a country by country listing of the priority languages; and (6) a listing of languages and the country where it is spoken. (MSE)
Descriptors: African Languages, Afro Asiatic Languages, Dialects, Educational Policy, Information Sources, Language Classification, Language Role, Language Usage, Malagasy, Mauritian Creole, Native Language Instruction, Official Languages, Orthographic Symbols, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Sierra Leone Creole, Written Language
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. African Studies Center.