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Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Afan Oromo, "Galla", "Galligna", "Gallinya", Southern Oromo; Also, in Kenya: Booran, Boraan, Boran, "Galla", Oromo, Southern Oromo; in Somalia: Southern Oromo
  • Dialects: Arsi, Booran, Boran, Borana, Guji
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1987) New Testament (1875--1979) Portions (1870--1966)
    FCBH (1994 Bible Society of Kenya) See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: Below 1% in Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji. Literacy rate in second language(s): 16%. Many also use Kiswahili [swh] and English [eng]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Ethiopia
  • Region: South Oromiya State; also in YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch, Amara, Afar, and Sumale states
  • Also used in: Kenya, Somalia, Federal Republic of
  • Religion: Muslim, traditional religion
  • Number of users: 3,949,600 (3,630,000 in Ethiopia; 278,000; 41,600 in Somalia (2000))
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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