Europe and the Mediterranean as linguistic areas: convergencies from a …

Author : Paolo Ramat, Elisa Roma

Year : 2007

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“On the other hand, Harari is the language of the urban population of the walled city of Harar in Eastern Ethiopia, that has been the major center of Islamic learning in the Horn of Africa for the last Five Centuries, the language is known in two historical stages: Old Harari in poetic and prosa texts written since the 16th century and modern Harari spoken today in Harar and by the Harari Diaspora in other Ethiopian cities and abroad…….”

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