Kunama

Kunama

 

Baza, Bazin, Badin, a people living in northwestern Ethiopia. Population, about 40,000 (1967, estimate). The language of the Kunama belongs to the Sudanic language phylum. Most of the Kunama profess Islam, but some are Protestant Christians. Ancient traditional beliefs have also been retained. The Kunama are primarily engaged in growing corn, sorghum, and other crops and in raising cattle.

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On their demand, Comrade Kunama said: 'We want her removal.
nine recognized ethnic groups: Tigrinya 55%, Tigre 30%, Saho 4%, Kunama 2%, Rashaida 2%, Bilen 2%, other (Afar, Beni Amir, Nera) 5%
Under nutrition and associated factors among under-five age children of Kunama ethnic groups in Tahtay Adiyabo Woreda, Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia: Community based study.
To give you an example, one of the group definitions would be like Eritreans of Kunama ethnicity who are in the Shemelba camp who are registered between this date and that date, so in theory, even if you don't have all those names right in front of you right then, it's a finite group.
Other studies on intrinsic pitch in African tone languages include: Shryock, Ladefoged & Williamson (1996/7) for Defaka, Snider (2001) for Chumburung, Connell (2002) for Ibibio, Kunama, Mambila and Dschang, and Gonzales (2009) for Shona.
OPPOSITION RENEWS CALLS An Eritrean opposition group on Friday called on the international community to look into the "gross" human rights violations being committed by the regime against innocent Eritreans particularly against ethnic minorities groups of Afar and Kunama.
1 18 Tigrina Tigre Afar Saho Kunama Beja (Bedawi) Bilen Nara Arabe Ingles Etiopia (6) 82.
In the end, after surviving a terrifying wildfire, a devastating winter of heavy snow, and a vicious fight with a larger and older horse, Kunama is the one who stands on the brink of becoming the future renowned Silver Stallion of the South.
Eritrea es un pais en desarrollo ubicado en el cuerno este de Africa; es etnicamente heterogeneo, pues alli conviven las etnias Tigrinya, Tigre, Saho, Nara, Hedareb, Beja, Afar, Bilen, Kunama y Rashaida, cada una con un dialecto nativo distinto (8).
More than half of the Kunama are Catholic, with a large minority of Muslims and some who practice traditional indigenous religions.
These ethnic groups include the sedentary Tigrinya and the nomadic Saho, whose tenuous relations with pastoral lands and each other formed a foundation for land tenure and dispute resolution; the Kunama and the Nara, whose granting of immense sexual freedoms to married women ran counter to not only the rest of Eritrea and Africa, but much of the "westernized" world; and the Akele Guzai, whose oldest codes elegantly specified a sum of money for the conciliation of conflicts arising from murder.
In Reshaping the Land (cover and page 21), a Kunama mother plants corn between the rock terraces.