Karo

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Cherre, Kere, Kerre
Population

1,480 (2007 census).

Location

YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch State, South Omo zone, upstream from Daasanach [dsh] language area, riverside settlements near the Hamer-Banna [amf] language area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

May be a dialect or a closely related language with Hamer-Banna [amf]. More similar to Hamer variety than Banna. Lexical similarity: 81% with Hamer-Banna [amf].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Nyangatom [nnj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: 2%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different from Gula [kcm] of Sudan which is Central Sudanic.