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Shakacho language

2019-07-23 07:25:02
Shekkacho
Mocha
Native toEthiopia
RegionNorth Kafa region
Native speakers
80,000 (2007 census)[1]
Language family
Afro-Asiatic
  • Omotic
    • North
      • Gonga
        • Kafa–Shekkacho
          • Shekkacho
Writing system
Ethiopic, Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3moy
Glottologshek1244[2]

Shekkacho (also Mocha, Shakacho, Shekka) is an Afro-Asiatic Omotic language, spoken mainly in Sheka Zone at southwestern Ethiopia. It is closely related to Kafa.

Notes

  1. ^ Ethiopia 2007 Census
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Shekkacho". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Bibliography

  • Leslau, Wolf. 1958. “Moča, A Tone Language of The Kafa Group in South-Western Ethiopia.” Africa 28: 135-147.
  • Leslau, Wolf. 1959. A Dictionary of Moča (South-Western Ethiopia). Los Angeles: University of California Press.

External links

  • World Atlas of Language Structures information on Moca



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