SIL Ethiopia, in partnership with the Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS), has been working for the past five years among the language groups of the Mao Komo communities. Situated in the far west of Ethiopia, the Mao Komo communities speak the languages Gwama, Komo, Ganza , Seze and Hozo. Linguistic work has supported the development of initial written materials and reference works such as word lists in Gwama, Komo and Ganza.

Teaching spelling in Gwama

Gwama youngsters played a key role in the filming process.

Take a look at our short film ‘My Father’s Message’, which documents the contemporary culture of the Gwama and Komo.