Libido

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Marako, Maraqo
Population

64,400 (2007 census). 14,700 monolinguals.

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Hadiyya, Kambaata, and Gurage zones, northeast of Hosaina.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Syntactic, morphological, and lexical differences from Hadiyya [hdy]. Lexical similarity: 82% with Hadiyya [hdy], 57% with Kambaata [ktb], 56% with Alaba-Kabeena [alw], 53% with Sidamo [sid].

Typology

SOV; passive, reflexive, causative, middle voice verbs

Language Use

9,208 L2 speakers.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 16%.
Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Muslim.