Kachama-Ganjule

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A language of Ethiopia

Population

4,070 (1994 census). 1,000 monolinguals including 820 Kachama, 190 Ganjule. 2,680 Kachama, 1,390 Ganjule; 420 L2 speakers including 220 Kachama, 200 Ganjule. Ethnic population: 3,890 (1994 census) including 2,740 Kachama, 1,150 Ganjule.

Location

Lake Abaya, Gidicho island, Kachama; Lake Chamo, Ganjule on west shore, Shela-Mela village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

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

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Some also use Wolaytta [wal].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 35%.
Writing
Unwritten.