Melo

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Malo
Population

20,200 (1994 census). 13,700 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 20,200 (1994 census). L2 users: 4,660.

Location

YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch State, North Omo zone, Malo-Koza area, northeast of Basketo [bst] language area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 70% with the majority of Ometo language varieties.

Language Use

Also use Amharic [amh]. Used as L2 by Chara [cra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].