Berber

@article{Kossmann2020Berber,
  title={Berber},
  author={Maarten Kossmann},
  journal={The Oxford Handbook of African Languages},
  year={2020}
}
  • M. Kossmann
  • Published 26 March 2020
  • Linguistics
  • The Oxford Handbook of African Languages
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