Language of the Day for 30 June 2020


Hozo [hoz]

A language of
Population Full
6,000 (Küspert 2015). Ethnic population: 24,300 (2007). This includes Hozo [hoz], Seze [sze] and Gwama [kmq] ethnic populations.
7 (Shifting).
Language Use
Home. Adults only. Shifting to West Central Oromo [gaz], especially as education contributes to increased assimilation to Oromo, encouraged by local government (Küspert 2015). Also use Amharic [amh]. Also use Seze [sze], especially in areas where speakers of Hozo live intermixed with speakers of Seze [sze]. Frequent intermarriage between speakers of Hozo and Seze. Also use Standard Arabic [arb], with restricted use. Used as L2 by Seze [sze].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%. Grammar.