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 (2007 census). Population total all countries: 60,500. 31,400 monolinguals. L2 users: 230 in Ethiopia.

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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