Basketo

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Baskatta, Basketto, Mesketo
Population

92,600 (2007 census). 42,800 monolinguals. L2 users: 8,960.

Location

YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch State, North Omo zone, plateau west of Bulki.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 61% with Oyda [oyd].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Wolaytta [wal].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Bible portions: 2006.
Writing

Ethiopic script [Ethi].

Other Comments

Christian.