Hozo

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Begi-Mao
Population

3,000 (1995 SIL).

Location

West Oromiya Region, Begi area. 50 or more villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Related to Bambassi [myf] (Bender 1975).

Language Use

West Central Oromo [gaz] is lingua franca of the area, but some have negative attitudes toward it. Low bilingual proficiency in Amharic [amh] and Arabic [arb].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%.
Writing
Unwritten.