Sebat Bet Gurage

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Central West Gurage, Gouraghie, Guragie, Gurague, West Gurage
Population

440,000. Chaha 130,000, Gura 20,000, Muher 90,000, Gyeto 80,000, Ezha 120,000.

Location

YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch State, west Gurage zone; Chaha dialect: Emdibir area; Gura dialect: Gura Megenase and Wirir areas; Muher dialect: Ch’eza area, mountains north of Chaha and Ezha; Gyeto dialect: south of Ark’it’ in K’abul and K’want’e; Ezha dialect: Agenna.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Chaha (Cheha), Ezha (Eza, Izha), Gumer (Gwemarra), Gura, Gyeto, Muher. Member of Gurage subgroup of languages.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Amharic [amh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%. NT: 1983.
Writing

Ethiopic script [Ethi].