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Ometo
Geographic
distribution:
Ethiopia
Genetic
classification
:
Afro-Asiatic
 Omotic
  North
   Gonga-Gimojan
    Gimojan
     Ometo-Gimira
      Ometo
Subdivisions:
East Ometo group

The Ometo languages of Ethiopia are a dialect cluster of the Omotic family, generally accepted as part of the Afro-Asiatic language family. They include the most populous Omotic language, Wolaytta, with two million speakers.[1]

Bender (2000) classifies them as,[1]

Hayward (2003) added Basketo to Central Ometo and called the result 'North Ometo'.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Bender, M. Lionel. 2000. Comparative Morphology of the Omotic Languages. Munich: LINCOM. Classification copied in Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  2. ^ Hayward, Richard J. 2003. 'Omotic: the "empty quarter" of Afroasiatic linguistics'. In Research in Afroasiatic Grammar II: selected papers from the fifth conference on Afroasiatic languages, Paris 2000, ed. by Jacqueline Lecarme, pp. 241-261. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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