Harari

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Adare, Adarinnya, Adere, Aderinya, Gey Sinan, Hararri
Population

25,800 (2007 census). 20,000 in Addis Ababa, outside Harar City (Hetzron 1997). 2,350 monolinguals. L2 users: 7,770.

Location

East, Hareri Hizb, walled city of Harar; Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Amharic [amh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 81%. Used in education. New media. Dictionary.
Writing

Ethiopic script [Ethi].

Other Comments

Muslim.