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Omotik

A language of Kenya

ISO 639-3omt

Population  50 (1980). Ethnic population: 200 or more (2000).
Region  Rift Valley Province, Narok District, Lemek area.
Alternate names   Laamoot, “Ndorobo” , Omotic
Dialects  Suiei. Lexical similarity: 60% with Kalenjin [kln], 50% with Datooga [tcc].
Classification  Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Southern, Tatoga
Language use  GIDS 8. Older adults. Most also use Maasai [mas] or other adopted language.
Comments  “Ndorobo” is a derogatory cover term for several small hunter or forest groups, not linguistically related (El Molo [elo], Yaaku [muu], Okiek [oki]). Traditional religion. Nearly extinct.
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