Monthly Archives: October 2011

Names and Naming: Basketo (and other variants)

The Baskeet language has – up until now – not been referred to as Baskeet in linguistic, anthropological or historical books. Instead one can find a whole lot of other (albeit quite similar) names in the literature. This is what … Continue reading

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Names and Naming: Baskeet

Names and spellings of languages can turn into much-discussed issues at conferences, in scientific papers and in the media. Three well-known naming issues in the history of Ethiopian studies are the cases of Galla → Oromo, Welamo → Wolaitta, Gimira → … Continue reading

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Welcome to “Basket to Ethiopia”

Welcome to my blog Basket to Ethiopia. This is a blog about my work on the Baskeet language and my fieldtrips to Laska, a little town in the Basketo Special Woreda (woreda = small administrative unit) of the Southern Region … Continue reading

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