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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2007-003

Enatthembo: An Appraisal of Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Factors

Authors  Lyndon, Ada
Lyndon, Chris
Abstract 

The Enatthembo survey report assesses the need for a language development project among the Anatthembo people. The Anatthembo live primarily in only three villages on the northern coastal area of Mozambique. Based on the work of other researchers, interviews with speakers of the language, and wordlists, it is concluded that no separate literature development is needed. A wordlist is included. Enatthembo shows great similarity to the Ekoti language. The neighbouring Makhuwa variety, Enlai, is widely understood, though comparison with Enatthembo reveals a large difference between the two wordlists.

  Enatthembo: An Appraisal of Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Factors
Published  2007
Languages  Koti [eko]
Makhuwa [vmw]
Country  Mozambique
Subjects  Intelligibility testing
Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Sociolinguistics; Intelligibility testing