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Spoken in Ethiopia
Total speakers 19,878 total, 18,567 monolinguals (1998)
Language family Afro-Asiatic
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2 –
ISO 639-3 bwo

Boro (also known as Borna, Bworo, Shinasha, Scinacia) is a North Omotic language spoken in western Ethiopia. Its speakers live in scattered areas north of the Abay River: in the Dangur, Dibate and Wenbera districts, which are parts of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region.[1]


  1. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. "Boro, a language of Ethiopia", Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.


  • Lamberti, Marcello (1993) Die Shinassha-Sprache - Materialien zum Boro. Heidelberg. Universitätsverlag C. Winter.

Further reading

  • Franz Rottland (1990), "A sketch of Shinasha morphology", Omotic Language Studies, Richard Hayward (editor), pp. 185-209. London: SOAS.


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