Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

04.01. Afrikalinguistisches Kolloquium: Santandrea's Aja corpus (Schünke, Master-Verteidigung)

“Santandreaʼs Aja corpus and a description of the nominal morphosyntax” - Vortrag von Anja Schünke (HU Berlin, Master-Verteidigung) im Rahmen des (digitalen) Afrikalinguistischen Kolloquiums
  • Wann 04.01.2022 von 16:15 bis 17:45
  • Wo Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Invalidenstr. 118, Raum 410 & Zoom-Übertragung
  • Name des Kontakts Christfried Naumann (christfried.naumann (AT), bitte kontaktieren bzgl. Zugangsinformationen per Zoom)
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Aja (also: Adja, Ajja; ISO 639-3) is spoken in the northwest of South Sudan, in the Western Bahr al Ghazal state. It is assigned to the Central Sudanic language family, although a final classification is still pending. The last reliable figures on the speaker population date back to 1993 and included about 200 speakers. This makes Aja a highly endangered if not already extinct languages of Africa. The data used goes back to the Italian missionary Stefano Santandrea who published his description of Aja in 1976. The presentation will give a general summary of the thesis, taking into account the comments made by the reviewers.


Santandrea, Stefano. 1976. The Kresh Group, Aja and Baka Languages (Sudan): A linguistic contribution. Napoli: Instituto Universitario Orientale.