Nyangatom

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Dongiro, Donyiro, Idongiro, Inyangatom
Population

24,300 (2007 census). 13,800 monolinguals.

Location

Extreme southwest corner, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), South Omo zone, Omo and Kibish rivers area. Follow cattle into Sudan, Moru Angipi region.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Inherently intelligible with Toposa [toq] and Turkana [tuv].

Typology

VSO; highly inflectional, grammatical tone (tense, case); vowel harmony; voiceless vowels

Language Use

120 L2 speakers. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 2%. Literacy classes planned (2011).
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Seminomadic. Traditional religion.