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

YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch State, 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. Bible portions: 2000–2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

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

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