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Sebat Bet Gurage

A language of Ethiopia

ISO 639-3: sgw

Population 440,000. Population includes Chaha 130,000, Gura 20,000, Muher 90,000, Gyeto 80,000, Ezha 120,000.
Region West Gurage Region, Chaha is spoken in and around Emdibir, Gura is spoken in and around Gura Megenase and Wirir, Muher is spoken in and around Ch'eza and in the mountains north of Chaha and Ezha, Gyeto is spoken south of Ark'it' in K'abul and K'want'e, Ezha is spoken in Agenna.
Alternate names   Central West Gurage, West Gurage, Guragie, Gouraghie, Gurague
Dialects Chaha (Cheha), Ezha (Eza, Izha), Gumer (Gwemarra), Gura, Gyeto, Muher. A member of the Gurage cluster of languages.
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, Ethiopian, South, Outer, tt-Group
Language development Literacy rate in first language: below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: 25.3%. NT: 1983.
Comments SOV.