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Query Details


Query Subject:   Etyma
Author:   Maria Carlota A. P. Rosa
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  Edo


Query:   Wed, 21 Jan 1998 21:36:16 -0200
Maria Carlota A. P. Rosa
carlota@centroin.com.br
Etyma

Dear subscribers: Could anybody tell me the etymon of the words Benin
and Bantu? Is it correct the information that Benin is a Yoruba word
for a people with Yoruba culture? And that Bantu is (a)ba 'plural' +
ntu 'man' in Yoruba?

Thank you very much
Carlota
________________________________________________________________

Maria Carlota Rosa - UFRJ/ Faculdade de Letras/
Dept. de Linguistica e Filologia

Campus Universitario - Ilha do Fundao - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
CEP:21.941-590 - BRASIL
tel/fax:(021) 270-1696
e-mails: carlota@acd.ufrj.br carlota@centroin.com.br
LL Issue: 9.102
Date posted: 22-Jan-1998



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