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Comorian language

LC control no.sh 90002073
LC classificationPL8116
Topical headingComorian language
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Variant(s)Comoran language
Comoro language
Komoro language
Shikomoro
Shimasiwa
See alsoComoros--Languages
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Swahili language
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Found inWork cat.: Sacleux, C. Le dictionnaire comorien-franc╠žais et franc╠žais-comorien ... 1979 (Comorien or Singazidja)
Ethnologue: p. 204 (Comorian, Shingazidja)
Voegelin lang.: p. 57 (Komoro or Comoro language with 2 dialects, one of which is Ngazija or Ngazidja)
Africa So. of Sahara, 1988: p. 370 (Comoran)
Britannica Micro. (Swahili and Arabic given as the languages of the Comoros)
Wikipedia, Aug. 12, 2008 ("Shimasiwa is another name for Comorian, but while Shikomoro means "Comorian language", the meaning of Shimasiwa is "language of islands".")
Britannica Online, Aug. 12, 2008 ("Most of the islands' inhabitants speak island-specific varieties of Comorian (Shikomoro), a Bantu language related to Swahili")
CIA World Factbook online, Aug. 12, 2008 (Languages of Comoros: Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic))
Not found inMeillet, A. Lang. du monde; Ruhlen, M. A guide to the world's lang.