Baiso

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Alkali, Bayso
Population

5,480 (2007 census).

Location

Halfway between Soddo and Arba Minch, Merab Abaya area, Alge village (390); Gidicho Island, Baiso and Shigima villages (200); Welege island on Lake Abaya (420), and west shore.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Have resisted extinction for at least 1,000 years (Brenzinger, Heine, and Sommer 1991). Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Youth have better proficiency in Gamo [gmv], Gofa [gof], Dawro [dwr] or Wolaytta [wal].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Are the minority in all their locations.