Oyda

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A language of Ethiopia

Alternate Names
Oida
Autonym
Oyda
Population

40,940, all users. L1 users: 36,900 (2007 census). L2 users: 4,040. 6,250 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 45,100 (2007 census).

Location

Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: northwest Omo area, southwest of Sawla.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 69% with Wolaytta [wal], 61% with Basketo [bst].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 19%. Radio.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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