Daasanach

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Daasanech, Dama, Dasenech, Dathanaic, Dathanaik, Dathanik, Dhaasanac, Gallab, Galuba, Gelab, Geleb, Geleba, Gelebinya, Gelubba, Gheleba, Marille, Merile, Merille, Morille, Reshiat, Russia, “Shangilla” (pej.)
Population

48,000 in Ethiopia (2010 UNSD). L2 users: 230 in Ethiopia. 31,400 monolinguals. Total users in all countries: 60,730 (as L1: 60,500; as L2: 230).

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: lower Omo river, along Lake Turkana.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Amharic [amh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 2%. Community literacy. Poetry. Grammar. NT: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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