Cushitic

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Related to Cushitic languages: West Cushitic languages
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a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions

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The pragmatics of noun incorporation in Eastern Cushitic languages.
Eritrea's population comprises nine ethnic groups, most of which speak Semitic or Cushitic languages.
Cushitic languages likewise have a demonstrative element n used for non-distant objects, as do Berber languages such as Kabyle (Zaborski 1984-86: 505).
He also claims that a drift toward SOV is rare and that most instances are due to contact; for example, Amharic, a Semitic language, was once VSO but became SOV via contact with SOV Cushitic languages of Ethiopia.
From the historical point of view, they are either Arabic-like or, much less likely, glottalized, as in the Ethio-Semitic and Cushitic languages.