Omniglot News (30/06/24)

Omniglot News

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

New language pages:

  • Jju, an Atlantic Congo language spoken in Kaduna State in central Nigeria.
  • Abua, a Central Delta language spoken in Rivers State in southern Nigeria.
  • Banggai, a Celebic language spoken in Central Sulawesi Province in Indonesia.
  • Beami, a Trans-New Guinea language spoken in the Western Province of Papua New Guina.

New numbers page: Beami.

On the Omniglot blog there’s a new post entitled New Old Words about my trip to Ireland and some of the things I learnt there, and there’s also the usual Language Quiz. See if you can guess what language this is:

Here’s a clue: this language is spoken in Tanzania.

The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Tetum (Lia-Tetun), a Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in East Timor (Timor-Leste), and in the West Timor (Timor Barat) in Indonesia.

In this week’s Adventure in Etymology, we find out what links the word journey with words for day, heaven and god, and also giraffe.

On the Celtiadur blog there are new posts entitled A Shovelful of Spades and Light Lungs.

I also made improvements to the Breton language page, and found a good site for learning Breton (through French):

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