Kumzari dictionary in the works

Saturday, April 14, 2012

That's according to an article here in French (with video) on Kumzari, an Iranian language spoken in northern Oman (i.e. just across the strait from Iran) with a lot of Arabic and Portuguese (and apparently other) influence. A linguist is named Erik Anonby who lived there from 2007 to 2009 is working on a dictionary to help preserve the language, spoken by a few thousand.

Automatically translated into English here.

Zoom in on the location in the map to see the actual village where it is spoken. As you zoom in it looks like nothing, then nothing, then nothing...then it suddenly appears.

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