Opuuo

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A language of Ethiopia

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

5,000 in Ethiopia (2014). Most are monolingual.

Location

Gambela region: Sudan border north of Anuak [anu] and Nuer [nus] language areas, 5 villages.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 24% with Komo [xom].

Language Use

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

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 36%. Taught in government schools as a medium of instruction.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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