Karo

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Cherre, Kere, Kerre
Population

L1 users: 1,480 (2007 census).

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: south Omo zone.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

May be a dialect or a closely related language with Hamer-Banna [amf]. More similar to Hamer variety than Banna. Lexical similarity: 81% with Hamer-Banna [amf].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Nyangatom [nnj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 2%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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