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a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions

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Kenya has a very diverse population that includes three of Africa's major sociolinguistic groups: Bantu (67%), Nilotic (30%), and Cushitic (3%).
Central Cushitic (Agaw) *kuy- means 'to emit sounds', South Cushitic *kaw- means 'to tell', and Dahalo (Sanye) kaaTmeans 'to shout'.
Almost 92 percent of the population belong to the Afar group, a group of Cushitic origin.
6) As they struggled to rediscover their collective name, Oromo nationalists also demonstrated that during their known history, their people have lived in the Horn of Africa, as did other related Cushitic peoples, before Arab elements emigrated into the Horn of Africa and became Habasha by breeding with Africans (Jalata, 1993; Massen, 1990; Megerssa, 1993).
Andrezejewski, is a distinguished authority on Cushitic languages and literatures.
Bomhard's wide-ranging and highly speculative study attempts to connect Prosto-Indo-European language forms with so-called Proto-Afroasiatic forms (the Proto-Afroasiatic group of languages includes the Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, and Chadic families).
Eritrea's population comprises nine ethnic groups, most of whom speak Semitic or Cushitic languages.
Reduplication is attested in all branches of the Afroasiatic language family, including Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian, and Semitic.
Malaak Ayuen (the two officers who came up with the idea) is biblical historian who can intellectually defend whether the tribes of the South are the only people in the Horn of Africa who are Cushitic.
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Likewise, students of evolution and distribution of languages now believe that Semitic and Cushitic languages are of African origin.
In the Great Lakes region of Africa, Bantu-speakers met and had considerable interaction with Sudanic and Southern Cushitic speakers.
Here he made his first long overland journey, and armed already with some knowledge of Ge'ez and Amharic, he set out to master the Cushitic speech of the Oromo people (whom he knew as the Galla), the dominant people throughout much of central and southern Ethiopia.
He cites the case of the Dahalo, a language of the Southern Cushitic subgroup of the Afroasian language family spoken in Kenya.