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 Binshangul Gumuz and Oromiya states; near Sudan border, south of Asosa to Gidami; 19 villages, including one (Yabus) in Sudan.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Amharic [amh], Standard Arabic [arb], West Central Oromo [gaz]. Used as L2 by Komo [xom].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 12%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Called Gwama by Komo speakers. Muslim, traditional religion.