Kwama

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Afan Mao, Amam, Gogwama, Goma, Gwama, Koma of Asosa, Nokanoka, North Koma, Takwama, T’wa Kwama
Population

15,000 (1982 SIL).

Location

South Benishangul-Gumuz Region, along Sudan border, south of Asosa to Gidami; Gambela Region near Bonga. 19 villages, including one (Yabus) in Sudan.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. Limited L2 in West Central Oromo [gaz]. Little use of Arabic [arb] or Amharic [amh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 12%.
Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Called Gwama by Komo speakers. Muslim, traditional religion.