Studies in African Linguistic Classification: IV. Hamito-Semitic

  title={Studies in African Linguistic Classification: IV. Hamito-Semitic},
  author={J. Greenberg},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={47 - 63}
  • J. Greenberg
  • Published 1950
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  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
Highly conflicting opinions are current regarding the existence of HamitoSemitic languages in Negro Africa. On the one hand, one finds to varying extents in standard ethnologic works, the vast extension of Hamitic espoused by Carl Meinhof, while other writings, notably those of M Delafosse and, in more extreme form, those of Mlle Homburger, the unity of Negro-African languages is proclaimed and it is denied that any belong to the Hamito-Semitic family.2 In the present essay I shall review the… Expand
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