Language and national identity in Africa
This book focuses on language, culture, and national identity in Africa. Leading specialists examine countries in every part of the continent - Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanbia, South Africa, and the nations of the Horn, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Each chapter describes and examines the country's linguistic and political history and the relation of its languages to national, ethnic, and cultural identities, and assesses the relative status of majority and minority languages and the role of language in ethnic conflict. Of the book's authors, fifteen are from Africa and seven from Europe and the USA.
Jargon-free, fully referenced, and illustrated with seventeen maps, this book will be of value to a wide range of readers in linguistics, politics, history, sociology, and anthropology. It will interest everyone wishing to understand the dynamic interactions between language and politics in Africa, in the past and now.
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administration African languages Afrikaans Amharic ammiyya Anglophone Bambara Bemba Berber bilingual British Cameroon Cameroonian cent century chapter colonial communication Congolese constitution context country's cultural dialects dominant economic Egypt Egyptian nationalism elite English and French Eritrea Ethiopia ethnic groups ethno-linguistic European languages example formal francophone fusha Ghana Ghanaian guage Hausa Igbo important independence indigenous languages inter-ethnic Islam Ivorian Ivory Coast Kenya Kiswahili Krio language policy Lingala lingua franca linguistic literacy major languages Mali medium of instruction modern Moroccan Arabic Morocco mother tongue multilingual Muslim national identity national language nationalists Nigeria northern official language Oromo political population position primary promotion provinces regional result role schools second language Senegal Senegalese Sierra Leone situation social sociolinguistic Somali Songhay South Africa southern speak speakers spoken Standard Arabic status Sudan Sudanese Swahili Tanzania Temne territory Tigrinya urban variety West Wolof Yoruba Zambia