Languages of Ethiopia

2017-07-31T17:10:32+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Aari language, Ongota language, Kambaata language, Gamo-Gofa-Dawro language, Kafa language, Basketo language, Anuak language, Amharic, Ge'ez language, Somali language, Kunama language, Nuer language, Opuo language, Majang language, Koman languages, Berta language, Wolaytta language, Sidamo language, Anfillo language, Qimant language, Nyangatom language, Muher language, Kachama-Ganjule language, Dirasha language, Gedeo language, Soddo language, Dizin language, Sebat Bet Gurage language, Maale language, Gomba language, Daasanach language, Murle language, Saho language, Hamer language, Hadiyya language, Gawwada language, Komo language, Nayi language, Shinasha language, Sheko language, Uduk language, Zayse-Zergulla language, Baale language, Kwegu language, Me'en language, Suri language, Bosha language, Eastern Oromo language, Bench language, Alaba-K’abeena language, Gurage languages, Karo language, Dobase language, Gayil language, Awngi language, Dorze language, Weyto language, Konso language, Bambassi language, Chara language, Ganza language, Hozo language, Mesqan language, Xamtanga language, Oyda language, Girirra language, Mao languages, Maay language, Dullay languages, Gumuz languages flashcards Languages of Ethiopia
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  • Aari language
    Aari (also rendered Ari, Ara, Aro, Aarai) is an Omotic language of Ethiopia.
  • Ongota language
    Ongota (also known as Birale, Birayle) is a moribund language of southwest Ethiopia.
  • Kambaata language
    Kambaata is a Highland East Cushitic language, part of the larger Afro-Asiatic family and spoken by the Kambaata people.
  • Gamo-Gofa-Dawro language
    Gamo-Gofa-Dawro is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in the Dawro, Gamo Gofa and Wolayita Zones of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region in Ethiopia.
  • Kafa language
    Kafa or Kefa (Kafi noono) is an Afroasiatic language spoken in Ethiopia at the Keffa Zone.
  • Basketo language
    Basketo (also known as Basketto, Baskatta, Mesketo, Misketto, and Basketo-Dokka) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in the Basketo special woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, which is part of Ethiopia.
  • Anuak language
    Anuak or Anywa is a Nilotic language of the Nilo-Saharan language family.
  • Amharic
    Amharic (/æmˈhærɪk/ or /ɑːmˈhɑːrɪk/; Amharic: Amarəñña, IPA: [amarɨɲːa] ) is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia.
  • Ge'ez language
    Ge'ez (/ˈɡiːɛz/; ግዕዝ, Gəʿəz [ɡɨʕɨz]; also transliterated Giʻiz) is an ancient South Semitic language that originated in Eritrea and the northern region of Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa.
  • Somali language
    Somali /səˈmɑːli, soʊ-/ (Af-Soomaali [æf sɔːmɑːli]) is an Afroasiatic language belonging to the Cushitic branch.
  • Kunama language
    The Kunama language is a language isolate which has been included in the proposed Nilo-Saharan language family.
  • Nuer language
    The Nuer language is a Nilo-Saharan language of the Western Nilotic group.
  • Opuo language
    The Opuuo language is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Shita of Ethiopia and South Sudan.
  • Majang language
    The Majang language is spoken by the Majangir people of Ethiopia.
  • Koman languages
    The Koman languages are a small close-knit family of languages located along the Sudan–Ethiopia border with about 50,000 speakers.
  • Berta language
    Berta proper, AKA Gebeto, is spoken by the Berta (also Bertha, Barta, Burta) in Sudan and Ethiopia.
  • Wolaytta language
    Wolaytta is a North Omotic language of the Ometo group spoken in the Wolayita Zone and some other parts of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region of Ethiopia.
  • Sidamo language
    Sidaama or Sidaamu Afoo is an Afro-Asiatic language, belonging to the Highland East Cushitic branch of the Cushitic family.
  • Anfillo language
    Anfillo (also known as Mao or Southern Mao) is a Northern Omotic language spoken in western Ethiopia by a few hundred people.
  • Qimant language
    The Qimant language is a highly endangered language spoken by a small and elderly fraction of the Qemant people in northern Ethiopia, mainly in the Chilga woreda in Semien Gondar Zone between Gondar and Metemma.
  • Nyangatom language
    Nyangatom (also Inyangatom, Donyiro, Dongiro, Idongiro) is a Nilo-Saharan language (Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic) spoken in Ethiopia by the Nyangatom people.
  • Muher language
    Muher (Muxar) is an Ethiopian Semitic language belonging to the Gurage group.
  • Kachama-Ganjule language
    Kachama-Ganjule is an Afroasiatic language spoken in Ethiopia on islands in Lake Chamo and Lake Abaya.
  • Dirasha language
    Dirasha (also known as Ghidole, Diraasha, Dirayta, Gidole, Gardulla, Dhirasha) is a member of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family.
  • Gedeo language
    Gedeo is a Highland East Cushitic language of the Afro-Asiatic family spoken in south central Ethiopia.
  • Soddo language
    Soddo (autonym kəstane "Christian"; formerly called Aymälläl in Western sources, after a particular dialect of it) is a Gurage language spoken by a quarter million people in southeastern Ethiopia.
  • Dizin language
    Dizin (often called “Dizi” or “Maji” in the literature) is an Omotic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by the Dizi people, primarily in the Maji woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, located in southwestern Ethiopia.
  • Sebat Bet Gurage language
    Sebat Bet ("Seven houses") is an Afroasiatic language spoken in Ethiopia.
  • Maale language
    Maale (also spelled Male), is an Omotic language spoken in the Omo Region of Ethiopia by the Male people.
  • Gomba language
    Gomba is an unclassified language of Ethiopia.
  • Daasanach language
    Daasanach (also known as Dasenech, Daasanech, Dathanaik, Dathanaic, Dathanik, Dhaasanac, Gheleba, Geleba, Geleb, Gelebinya, Gallab, Galuba, Gelab, Gelubba, Dama, Marille, Merile, Merille, Morille, Reshiat, Russia) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the Daasanach in Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya whose homeland is along the Lower Omo River and on the shores of Lake Turkana.
  • Murle language
    Murle (also Ajibba, Beir, Merule, Mourle, Murele, Murule) is a Nilo-Saharan Eastern Sudanic language spoken by the Murle people, spoken in the southeast of South Sudan, near the Ethiopian border.
  • Saho language
    The Saho language is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia.
  • Hamer language
    Hamer or Hamer-Banna is an Omotic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family.
  • Hadiyya language
    Hadiyya (sometimes Hadiyigna or Adiya) is the Afroasiatic language of the Hadiya people of Ethiopia.
  • Gawwada language
    Gawwada (also known as Gauwada, Gawata, Kawwad'a, Kawwada) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in southern Ethiopia.
  • Komo language
    The Komo language is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Komo people of Ethiopia, Sudan and Southern Sudan.
  • Nayi language
    Nayi (also known as "Nao") is an Omotic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken in western Ethiopia.
  • Shinasha language
    Shinasha, also known as Boro (Borna, Bworo) is a North Omotic language spoken in western Ethiopia by the Shinasha people.
  • Sheko language
    Sheko is an Omotic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken in the area between Tepi and Mizan Teferi in western Ethiopia, in the Sheko district in the Bench Maji Zone.
  • Uduk language
    Uduk, also known as Tw'ampa (T'wampa), is a Koman language spoken in Sudan near the border with Ethiopia.
  • Zayse-Zergulla language
    Zayse-Zergulla is the combined title for the two closely related dialects of Zayse (also Zaysete, Zaisse, Zaysite, Zaysse) and Zergulla (or Zergula).
  • Baale language
    The Baale language, Baleesi or Baalesi, is an Eastern Sudanic language of Ethiopia and South Sudan, spoken by the Baale or Zilmamo people of Ethiopia and the Kachepo of South Sudan.
  • Kwegu language
    Kwegu (also Bacha, Koegu, Kwegi, Menja, Nidi) is a Nilo-Saharan Eastern Sudanic language, spoken in the Southwest of Ethiopia, on the west bank of the Omo River.
  • Me'en language
    Me'en (also Mekan, Mie'en, Mieken, Meqan, Men) is a Nilo-Saharan language (Eastern Sudanic, Surmic, Southeast Surmic) spoken in Ethiopia by the Me'en people.
  • Suri language
    Suri (Churi, Dhuri, Shuri, Shuro), is a Nilo-Saharan Eastern Sudanic language, of the Surmic grouping.
  • Bosha language
    Bosha is an extinct Omotic language of Ethiopia.
  • Eastern Oromo language
    Eastern Oromo (also known as "Ittu Oromo" or "Qottu Oromo") is a dialect of the Oromo language.
  • Bench language
    Bench (Bencnon, Shenon or Mernon, formerly called Gimira ) is a Northern Omotic language of the "Gimojan" subgroup, spoken by about 174,000 people (in 1998) in the Bench Maji Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, in southern Ethiopia, around the towns of Mizan Teferi and Shewa Gimira.
  • Alaba-K’abeena language
    Alaba-Kʼabeena (Alaaba, Alaba, Allaaba, Halaba), also known as Wanbasana, is a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia in the Great Rift Valley southwest of Lake Shala, specifically in Alaba special district and the Kebena district of Gurage Zone.
  • Gurage languages
    The Gurage languages (Amharic: ጉራጌ? Guragē, also known as Guragie) are Afroasiatic languages of the South Ethiopic branch of the Semitic family spoken by the Gurage people.
  • Karo language
    Karo (also Cherre, Kere, Kerre) is an Omotic language spoken in the Debub (South) Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region in Ethiopia.
  • Dobase language
    Dobase is an Cushitic language spoken in the Dirashe special woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region located in southern Ethiopia.
  • Gayil language
    Gayil (also called Gayl, Gayi, Galila, Gelila, Northern Ari) is an Omotic language of Ethiopia.
  • Awngi language
    The Awngi language, in older publications also called Awiya (an inappropriate ethnonym), is a Central Cushitic language spoken by the Awi people, living in Central Gojjam in northwestern Ethiopia.
  • Dorze language
    Dorze is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in the Gamo Gofa Zone of Ethiopia.
  • Weyto language
    Weyto is a speculative extinct language thought to have been spoken in the Lake Tana region of Ethiopia by the Weyto, a small group of hippopotamus hunters who now speak Amharic.
  • Konso language
    Konso (Komso, Khonso, also Af Kareti, Afa Karatti, Conso, Gato, Karate, Kareti) is a Lowland East Cushitic language spoken in southwest Ethiopia.
  • Bambassi language
    Bambassi is an Omotic Afroasiatic language spoken in Ethiopia around the towns of Bambasi and Didessa in the area east of Asosa in Benishangul-Gumuz Region.
  • Chara language
    Chara (alternatively Ciara or C’ara) is an Afro-Asiatic language of the North Omotic variety spoken in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region of Ethiopia by 13,000 people.
  • Ganza language
    Ganza (also Ganzo, Koma) is an Afro-Asiatic language (Omotic), spoken in Sudan and in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, specifically in the village districts of Penishuba and Yabeldigis.
  • Hozo language
    Hozo is an Afroasiatic language spoken mostly in the Kondala woreda of Mirab Welega Zone (Western Oromia) by peoples generically known as "Mao".
  • Mesqan language
    Mesqan (also Mäsqan, Meskan) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in the Gurage Zone of Ethiopia.
  • Xamtanga language
    Xamtanga (also Agawinya, Khamtanga, Simt'anga, Xamir, Xamta) is a Central Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia by the Xamir people.
  • Oyda language
    Oyda is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in the Gamo Gofa Zone of Ethiopia.
  • Girirra language
    Girirra is a poorly attested Cushitic language of Ethiopia.
  • Mao languages
    The Mao languages are a branch of the Omotic languages spoken in Ethiopia.
  • Maay language
    Maay Maay (also known as Af-Maay, Af-Maymay, Rahanween, Rahanweyn, or simply Maay and sometimes spelled Mai Mai) is a member of the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family and is written using the Latin script.
  • Dullay languages
    The Dullay languages belong to the Cushitic subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic language family and are spoken in Ethiopia.
  • Gumuz languages
    Gumuz (also spelled Gumaz) is a dialect cluster spoken along the border of Ethiopia and Sudan.