Omniglot News (22/08/21)

This week’s new languages are:

  • Ateso – an Eastern Nilotic language spoken in eastern Uganda and northwestern Kenya.
  • Ngaju – a West Barito language spoken in the province of Central Kalimantan in Indonesia.
  • Lango (Lëblaŋo) – a Southern Luo language spoken in northern Uganda.
  • Melanau – a North Bornean language spoken in the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo in Malaysia.

There’s a new adapted script called Arabulga (арабълга / ارابعلغا), which is a way to write Bulgarian with the Arabic alphabet.

There are new numbers pages in Ateso and Alutiiq (Sugpiaq), which is an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken in western Alsaka.

This week’s Celtiadur post is about words for stables and enclosures in Celtic languages, and there are Omniglot blog posts about Fences and Worthless Slabs, and the language quiz. The answer to last week’s language quiz was Jebero (Shiwilu), a Cahuapanan language spoken in northern Peru.

This week’s Adventure in Etymology looks at the origins of the word hedge.

I also made improvements to the Cantonese language page and the Altay phrases page this week.

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