ATrA 4. Grammatical Sketch and Short Vocabulary of the Ogiek Language of Mariashoni : [1]

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2018Grammatical Sketch and Short Vocabulary of the Ogiek Language of MariashoniMicheli, Ilaria
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Ogiek is a Nilo-Saharan, Satellite-Core, Core, Eastern Sudanic, Southern, Nilotic, Southern, Kalenjin language spoken by a community of Hunters and Gatherers living in the region of the Eastern Escarpement of the Mau Forest in Kenya. In the framework of a still very poorly described linguistic family, this work represents a first, non exhaustive and tentative descriptive grammatical sketch of the dialect spoken by the circa 15.000 Ogiek belonging to the 7 clans of the Morisionig family. The book contains also a short vocabulary of the language, where 646 Ogiek entries are recorded. The vocabulary is completed by a corresponding English-Ogiek wordlist.


Ilaria Micheli, PhD in African languages and linguistics (2005), is an ethno-linguist, currently affiliate as senior researcher to the Department of Legal, Linguistic, Interpreting and Translation studies of the University of Trieste. Active in the description of African unwritten languages since 2001, in 2007 she wrote Profilo Grammaticale e Vocabolario della Lingua Kulango (Côte d’Ivoire), the first grammatical sketch of the Kulango language (Gur, Niger-Congo), published by the IUO, University of Naples “L’Orientale”. Descriptive linguistics does not represent her only field of investigation. Her other main interests are medical anthropology and development studies. In the field of medical anthropology, she recently wrote ATrA 2 – Son of the root. Djedwa Yao Kuman, Kulango healer and hunter (EUT 2017).