Omniglot News (24/04/22)

Here’s the latest news from the world of Omniglot.

This week there are new language pages about:

  • Haya (OluHaya), a Bantu language spoken in the Kagera region of northern Tanzania.
  • Ili Turki (İlı turkeşi), a Turkic language spoken in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the northwest of China.
  • Nyukyusa (Kɨnyakyʉsa), a Bantu language spoken around the northern end of Lake Malawi in northern Malawi and southern Tanzania.

There are a new numbers pages in:

  • Salar (Salarcha), an Oghuz Turkic language spoken mainly in northwestern China.
  • Urum (Урум), a Kypchak Turkic language spoken in southeastern Ukraine and central Georgia.
  • Kumyk (Къумукъ тил), a Turkic language spoken mainly in the Dagestan Republic of Russian Federation.
  • Old Turkic, a Siberian Turkic language that was spoken in parts of East and Central Asia and Eastern Europe between the 7th and 13th centuries AD.

The new Omniglot blog post this week is called Good Pickaxes, about the French word pioche (pickaxe, chance, luck), and there’s the usual Language Quiz – see if you can guess what language this is.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Siona (Gantëya coca), a Western Tucanoan language spoken in parts of Colombia and Ecuador.

There are new Celtiadur posts are about words for brothers, sisters and related people in Celtic languages.

In the Adventure in Etymology this week we look into the origins of the word technology.

I also made improvements to the Arvanitic language page.

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