Arabic Loanwords in Selṭi

  • Wolf Leslau
Keywords: Linguistics, Arabic, East Gurage, Silte, Selṭi, Loanwords, Consonants,


Sǝlṭi belongs to the East Gurage group, along with Wolane and Zway. The East Gurage group is closely related to Harari. The article has the following subsections:

1. Correspondence between the Arabic and the Sǝlṭi consonants.

2. The correspondence between the Sǝlṭi and the Arabic consonants.

3. Observations on the loanwords.

4. A list of the Arabic loanwords.


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How to Cite
Leslau, W. 1999. Arabic Loanwords in Selṭi Aethiopica 2 (1999) 103-123. DOI: