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Language Database for Ethiopia

Language Database for Ethiopia


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Language: Oromo, West Central

name:Oromo, West Central
ISO 639-3:gaz
alternative names:Afaan Oromoo, Afan Oromo, Oromiffa, Oromoo
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Oromo
alternative classification:
dialects:Western Oromo, Central Oromo. Subdialects are Mecha (Maccha, Wellaga, Wallaga, Wollega), Raya, Wello (Wollo), Tulema (Tulama, Shoa, Shewa)
location:Ethiopia. Oromo Region, West and Central Ethiopia, and along the Rift Valley escarpment east of Dessie and Woldiya
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:8,920,000
ethnic population:30,000,000
medium of instruction:yes
MLE program implemented:yes
orthography in use:yes
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:
Morphology:
Syntax:
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:yes
Published Texts:
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oromo_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Nefa 1982 Oromo Verb Inflection 1982 Thesis English no yes no no no no
Nefa 1988 Long Vowels in Oromo 1988 Thesis English yes no no no no no
Bender 1976 a The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia 1976 Collection of Articles English no no no no no no
Griefenow-Mewis 2001. A Grammatical Sketch of written Oromo 2001 Monograph English no no no no no no
Janko 1997 Raayaa Oromo Phonology: Aspects of Palatalization 1997 Article English yes no no no no no

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