Basketo

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Baskatta, Basketto, Mesketo
Population

92,600 (2007 census). 42,800 monolinguals.

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), North Omo zone, plateau west of Bulki.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 61% with Oyda [oyd].

Typology

SOV

Language Use

8,961 L2 speakers. Also use a little Wolaytta [wal].

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

Christian.