Opuuo

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Ansita, Ciita, Cita, Kina, Kwina, “Langa” (pej.), Opo, Opo-Shita, Opuo, Shiita, Shita
Population

1,750 in Ethiopia (2007 census). Most are monolingual.

Location

Gambela Region, along Sudan border north of Anuak [anu] and Nuer [nus] language areas. 5 villages. Also in South Sudan.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 24% with Komo [xom].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Amharic [amh] or Anuak [anu], but Nuer [nus] is most common L2.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: 36%. Pilot education starting (2011).
Writing
Unwritten.

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