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Gawwada language

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Gawwada language

Native to Ethiopia
Region Dirashe special woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Native speakers
69,000 (2007 census)[1]
Gawwada proper
Ethiopic script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gwd
Glottolog gaww1239[2]

Gawwada (also known as Gauwada, Gawata, Kawwad'a, Kawwada) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in southern Ethiopia. Varieties include Dihina, Gergere, Gollango (= Gaba?), Gorose, Harso; Blench (2006) considers these to be distinct languages.[3]


  1. ^ Gawwada at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
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  3. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)

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