Libido

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Marako, Maraqo
Population

64,400 (2007 census). 14,700 monolinguals. L2 users: 9,210.

Location

YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch State, Hadiyya, Kambaata, and Gurage zones, northeast of Hosaina; Oromiya State, west of Lake Ziway.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 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

Also use Amharic [amh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 16%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.