Kachama-Ganjule

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A language of Ethiopia

Population

2,830 (2010 UNSD). L2 users: 420 (1994 census).

Location

Oromia State and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Lake Abaya, Gidicho island, Kachama, and Lake Chamo, Ganjule on west shore, Shela-Mela village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Ganjule (Ganjawle), Ganta, Kachama, Gats’ame (Gatame, Get’eme, Makka). Lexical similarity: 46% with Wolaytta [wal].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Wolaytta [wal].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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