Shekkacho

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Mocha, Shakacho, Shekka
Population

79,900 (2007 census). 36,500 monolinguals.

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Maasha area.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Similar to Kafa [kbr].

Typology

SOV; tonal

Language Use

3,476 L2 speakers.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 39%. Used in education. Bible portions: 2004.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Shekkacho. Traditional religion, Christian.