Dime

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Dima, Dim-af, Dim-ap
Population

570 (2010 UNSD), decreasing. L2 users: 530.

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: north of Omo river, just before it turns south.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 47% with Hamer-Banna [amf].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Aari [aiw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Population diminished through disease and war.

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