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The Bilen language is spoken around the city of Keren in Eritrea. It is the only Central Cushitic language which is spoken in Eritrea.

The verb

Verbs inflect for person, gender, number, tense-aspect, mood, and voice.

  • All Blin infinitive verbs end in -na.

Sample Verbs

  • genjna to sleep
  • Qna (qwna) to eat
  • ferna to go
  • enkelna to love, to like
  • Qalna (qwalna) to see
  • Awtitna to succeed
  • sabna to praise
  • kntna to train, to learn

External Links

Bilen Grammar(approve sites)

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