Dime

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Dima
Population

574 (2007 census), decreasing.

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), north of Omo river, just before it turns south.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 47% with Hamer-Banna [amf].

Typology

SOV

Language Use

529 L2 speakers. Not bilingual in neighboring languages, except possibly Aari [aiw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 10%.
Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Population diminished through disease and war.