Harry Stroomer, born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, in 1946. Ph.D. from Leiden University. Professor of Afroasiatic Languages of Arabia and Ethiopia at Leiden University.
Fellow (1 September 2010 – 30 June 2011)
A Dictionary of Tachelhiyt Berber
Tachelhiyt Berber, spoken in the south of Morocco, is the world’s largest Berber language in terms number of speakers which is estimated at 10 million. However, this language has no adequate dictionary. I seek to fill that lacuna. My project focuses on the editing of lexical material on this language that I have collected over more than 20 years.
Harry Stroomer, A Grammar of Boraana Oromo, published as Volume 11 of Cushitic Language Studies, edited by Hans-Jürgen Sasse, 315 p. Published by Rüdiger Köppe-Verlag, (Köln 1995).
Harry Stroomer, (1999), Mehri texts from Oman, based on the field materials of Prof. T.M. Johnstone (┼ 1983) Harrassowitz, Semitica Viva (editor Otto Jastrow), xxix + 302p.
Harry Stroomer, “Tashelhiyt Berber Folktales from Tazerwalt (South Morocco) A linguistic reanalysis of Hans Stumme's Tazerwalt texts with an English translation”. Berber Studies no. 4. Koeln 2002. (253 p.)