Kachama-Ganjule

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A language of Ethiopia

Population

4,070 (1994 census). 2,680 Kachama, 1,390 Ganjule. 1,000 monolinguals (1994 census). 820 Kachama, 190 Ganjule. L2 users: 420 (1994 census). 220 Kachama, 200 Ganjule.

Location

Oromiya and YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch states; 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, Gats’ame (Gatame, Get’eme, Makka), Kachama. Lexical similarity: 46% with Wolaytta [wal].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Wolaytta [wal].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].