Daasanach

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Af ’Daasanach, Daasanech, Dama, Dasenech, Dathanaic, Dathanaik, Dathanik, Dhaasanac, Gallab, Galuba, Gelab, Geleb, Geleba, Gelebinya, Gelubba, Gheleba, Marille, Merile, Merille, Morille, Reshiat, Russia, af’Daasanach, “Shangilla” (pej.)
Autonym
Af Daasanach
Population

48,230 in Ethiopia, all users. L1 users: 48,000 (2007 census). L2 users: 230. 31,400 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 48,100 (2007 census). Total users in all countries: 60,730 (as L1: 60,500; as L2: 230).

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: lower Omo river, along Lake Turkana.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Amharic [amh], Arbore [arv].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 2%. Non-formal literacy classes. Grammar. NT: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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