Tag: Languages of Ethiopia
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According to the 2007 Ethiopian census, the largest first languages are: Oromiffa 24,929,567 speakers or 33.8% of the total population; Amharic 21,631,370 or 29.33% (official
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Bench (Benc’, also called Gimira, considered derogatory, or She) is a Northern Omotic language of the "Gimojan" subgroup, spoken by about 174,000 people (as of
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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,
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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.
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Baiso (also Alkali, Bayso) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Ethiopia in the region around Lake Abaya.
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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
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Argobba is an Ethiopian Semitic spoken in an area north-east of Addis Ababa by the Argobba people. It belongs to the South Ethiopian Semitic subgroup
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Arbore is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in southern Ethiopia in a few settlements of Hamer Bena woreda near Lake Chew Bahir.
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Anuak or Anywa is a Nilotic language of the Nilo-Saharan language family. It is spoken primarily in the Western part of Ethiopia by the Anuak.
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Anfillo (also known as Southern Mao) is a Northern Omotic language spoken in western Ethiopia by a few hundred people. The term Anfillo is used
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Amharic (Amharic: አማርኛ? amarəñña) is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia. It is the second most-spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the
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Alaba-K'abeena (Alaaba, Alaba, Allaaba, Halaba), also known as Wanbasana, is a Highland East Cushitic language language spoken in Ethiopia in the Great Rift Valley southwest