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Pages: 111. Not illustrated. Chapters: Oromo Language, Somali
Language, Afar Language, Sidamo Language, Hadiyya Language, Lowland
East Cushitic Languages, Highland East Cushitic Languages, Burji
Language, Kambaata Language, Dirasha Language, Bussa Language,
Gedeo Language, Yaaku Language, Alaba-K'abeena Language, Saho
Language, Dullay Languages, Daasanach Language, Konso Language,
Arbore Language, Rendille Language, Libido Language, Af-Maay,
Tsamai Language, Omo-Tana Languages, El Molo Language, Boon
Language, Western Omo-Tana Languages, Somali Languages, Baiso
Language, Gawwada Language, Saho-Afar Languages, Mbugu Language,
Jiiddu Language, Aweer Language, Garre Language, Rendille-Boni
Languages, Dabarre Language, Tunni Language. Excerpt: Oromo, also
known as Afaan Oromoo, Oromiffa(a) ), Afan Boran, Afan Arsi, and
sometimes in other languages by variant spellings of these names
(Oromic, Afan Oromo, etc.), is an Afro-Asiatic language, and the
most widely spoken of the Cushitic family. It is spoken as a first
language by more than 25 million Oromo and neighboring peoples in
Ethiopia and Kenya. Older publications refer to the language as
"Galla," a term that is resented by Oromo people and no longer
used. The 16th edition of the Ethnologue uses the term
macrolanguage, "multiple, closely related individual languages that
are deemed in some usage contexts to be a single language." This
article generally uses this macrolanguage approach to Oromo, not
dealing with variation and non-comprehension. About 95 percent of
Oromo speakers live in Ethiopia, mainly in Oromia Region. In
Somalia there are also about some speakers of the language. In
Kenya, the Ethnologue also lists 322,000 speakers of Borana and
Orma, two languages closely related to Ethiopian Oromo. Within
Ethiopia, Oromo is one of most spoken (more than 40%). Within
Africa, it is the l...
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