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). 31,400 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 60,500.

Location

Lower Omo river, along Lake Turkana. Also in Kenya.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

231 L2 speakers.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 2%. Community literacy. Poetry. Bible portions: 2000–2006.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

‘Reshiat’ (Russia) is ethnic group name. Traditional religion, Christian.

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