Tunni language

Tunni (also known as Af-Tunni) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the Tunni sub-group of the Rahanweyn Somali clan, who reside in the Lower Shebelle and Middle Juba regions in southern Somalia. The language is typically classified among the Digil group of Cushitic languages. Tunni is distinct from Somali, with a different phonology and sentence structure.[3][4]

Native toSomalia
RegionLower Shebelle and Middle Juba regions
Native speakers
23,000 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tqq


  1. Tunni at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tunni". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Raymond G. Gordon Jr., ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  4. Tosco, Mauro (1997), Af Tunni: Grammar, texts, and glossary of a southern Somali dialect, Rüdiger Köppe, ISBN 3896450603


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