Oyda

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A language of Ethiopia

Population

36,900 (2007 census). 6,250 monolinguals.

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), northwestern Omo area, southwest of Sawla.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 69% with Wolaytta [wal], 61% with Basketo [bst].

Typology

SOV

Language Use

4,040 L2 speakers. Some also use Wolaytta [wal].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 19%. Radio programs.
Writing
Unwritten.