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El Molo

A language of Kenya

ISO 639-3elo

Population  8 (1994 I. Larsen), decreasing. Ethnic population: 700 (2007 BTL).
Region  Eastern Province, Marsabit District, Lake Turkana southeast shore, Elmolo Bay.
Alternate names   Dehes, Elmolo, Fura-Pawa, Ldes, “Ndorobo”
Dialects  The original language is similar to Daasanach [dsh].
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Western Omo-Tana
Language use  May be no remaining speakers. Some revitalization may be taking place. GIDS 7. Older adults only. Most of the ethnic group now speak Samburu [saq] or Turkana [tuv]. Affiliated with the Samburu.
Comments  Fishermen. Traditional religion, Christian. Nearly extinct.