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Arbore language

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Subject: Western Omo–Tana languages, Tsamai language, Baiso language, Gawwada language, Kambaata language
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Arbore language

Native to Ethiopia
Region extreme southwest, Omo region
Native speakers
7,200 (2007 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 arv
Glottolog arbo1245[2]

Arbore is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in southern Ethiopia in a few settlements of Hamer woreda near Lake Chew Bahir.[3]


  1. ^ 2007 Census
  2. ^
  3. ^ Klaus Wedekind, "Sociolinguistic Survey Report of the Languages of the Gawwada, Tsamay and Diraasha Areas with Excursions to Birayle (Ongota) and Arbore (Irbore) Part II" SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 2002-066. Includes a word-list of Arbore with 320 entries.

Further reading

  • Dick Hayward. 1984. The Arbore Language: A First Investigation (including a vocabulary). Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag.

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