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A typological overview of Eegimaa (Jóola Banjal). / Sagna, Serge.

In: Studies in African Linguistics, Vol. 48, No. 1, 03.07.2019, p. 25-53.

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Sagna, S 2019, 'A typological overview of Eegimaa (Jóola Banjal)', Studies in African Linguistics, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 25-53. <https://journals.flvc.org/sal/article/view/114928>

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Sagna, S. (2019). A typological overview of Eegimaa (Jóola Banjal). Studies in African Linguistics, 48(1), 25-53. https://journals.flvc.org/sal/article/view/114928

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Sagna S. A typological overview of Eegimaa (Jóola Banjal). Studies in African Linguistics. 2019 Jul 3;48(1):25-53.

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Sagna, Serge. / A typological overview of Eegimaa (Jóola Banjal). In: Studies in African Linguistics. 2019 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 25-53.

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