Oyda

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A language of Ethiopia

Population

36,900 (2007 census). 6,250 monolinguals. L2 users: 4,040.

Location

YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch State, northwestern Omo area, southwest of Sawla.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 69% with Wolaytta [wal], 61% with Basketo [bst].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Wolaytta [wal].

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

Unwritten [Qaax].