Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Algeria: Is Harsusi A Dying Language?

Algerian blogger Lameen Souag laments the death of yet another language here. “Somebody get over there and make some recordings of Harsusi,” he urges.

1 comment

  • Vladimir

    It is true that Harsusi with the spread of school education and modern civilizational progress – which are good indeed – is under pressure. This language of oral non-written MSA languages is a language of countries folklore and daily speach – like any local Arabic dialect. But it is a Semitic non-Arabic language sure.
    There are some Harsusi as well as some other Modern South Arabian languages MP3 examples at SemArch website of Heidelberg University in Germany.

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »

Guidelines

  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.