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Hadza is a language of Tanzania. It has only about 200 speakers. Hadza is classified as a Khoisan language by Greenberg (1976), along with Sandawe, its neighbouring language. The reasons for this classification include the presence of clicks in the language and a relatively small number of proposed cognates with the better-known Khoisan languages. Because of its seemingly typological nature, this classification is disputed, but relatively little research has been undertaken as to what the genetic affiliation of Hadza and Sandawe might be.
Its SIL code is HTS.
- Sands, Bonny E. (1998) 'The Linguistic Relationship between Hadza and Khoisan' In Schladt, Matthias (ed.) Language, Identity, and Conceptualization among the Khoisan (Quellen zur Khoisan-Forschung Vol. 15), Köln: Rüdiger Köppe, 265-283.
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