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Language: Wolaytta

name:Wolaytta
ISO 639-3:wal
alternative names:Wellamo, Welamo, Wollamo, Wallamo, Walamo, Ualamo, Uollamo, Wolaitta, Wolaita, Wolayta, Wolataita, Borodda, Uba, Ometo
classification:Afro-Asiatic, Omotic, North, Gonga-Gimojan, Gimojan, Ometo-Gimira, Ometo, Central
alternative classification:
dialects:Zala. Dorze, Melo, Oyda may be dialects of Wolaytta or of Gamo-Gofa-Dawro
location:Wolaytta Region, Lake Abaya area
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:1,627,955 (2007 census)
ethnic population: 1,676,128 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:yes
MLE program implemented:no
orthography in use:yes
vernacular literature status:ver. literature exists
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:yes
Morphology:yes
Syntax:yes
Discourse Studies:
Dictionary:in progress
Published Texts:yes
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolaytta_language

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Mehretu 1982 The Role of Suprasegmentals in Wolaytta 1982 Thesis English yes no no no no no
Adams 1984 A Tagmemic Analysis of the Wolaitta Language 1984 Thesis English yes yes yes no no no
Lamberti/Sottile 1997 The Wolaytta Language 1997 Book English yes yes no yes yes no
Motomichi 2008 A Descriptive Study of the Modern Wolaytta Language 2008 Dissertation English yes yes yes no no no
Amha/Dimmendaal 2006 Verbal Compounding in Wolaytta 2006 Book English no yes yes no no no
ICDR 1995 b Evaluation of the Implementation of the New Language Policy: Wolaita Language 1995 Book English no no no no no no
Adams 1990 Name Nouns in Wolaitta 1990 Article English no yes no no no no
Ejigu 1983 The Phonology of Wolayta (Generative Approach) 1983 Thesis English yes no no no yes no
Amha 2007 The Converb in Wolaitta: Forms and Functions 2007 Article English no yes yes no no no
Elias 2007 Wolaita-Amharic-English Grammar 2007 Book English; Amharic; Wolaita unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Belletet/Elias 2013 Wolaita-English Dictionary 2013 Monograph English/Wolaita no no no no yes no
Woldemariam 2005b The Orthography for Wolaitta, Gamo, Gofa and Dawuro: Problems and Recommendations 2005 Article English yes no no no no no

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