T’apo

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Ansita, Ciita, Cita, Kina, Kwina, Opo, Opo-Shita, Opuo, Opuuo, Po, Shiita, Shita, T’ap’o, Tʼashita, Upo, “Langa” (pej.)
Autonym
T’apo
Population

5,000 (2014). Most are monolingual. Community self-reports population up to 20,000.

Location

Gambela region: Sudan border area, 5 villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Modin, Bilogo. Lexical similarity: 24% with Komo [xom].

Typology

SVO; tonal (4 tone levels); pluractionality in verb system.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Amharic [amh], Anuak [anu]. Also use Nuer [nus], as common L2.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 36%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], unofficial usage.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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