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Title:A classified vocabulary of the Turkana in northwestern Kenya
Author:Ohta, Itaru
Periodical:African Study Monographs: Supplementary Issue
Geographic term:Kenya
Turkana language
dictionaries (form)
External link:http://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2433/68350/1/ASM_S_10_1.pdf
Abstract:The Turkana people, Eastern Nilotic speakers, live in a semi-desert in northwestern Kenya. The present research on their vocabulary was carried out between July 1982 and January 1989 around Kakuma, a small town 120 km northwest of Lodwar, the centre of the Turkana District. The vocabulary is classified as follows: human and animal body; illness and injury; clothing and dresses; eating; dwelling and household; kinship; human being; animals; plants; body actions; daily life; social life; mental life; action toward things; things; natural phenomena; ground; time; nature of things; general (actions); general (things); miscellany. App. (age-sex classification of livestock, horn shape classification, ear marking classification, coat colour classification, English index, Turkana index), bibliogr.