Language Data

  • Alternate names: Agaw, Kemant, Kimanteney, Qemant, Western Agaw
  • Dialects: Achpar, Chemant, Dambya, Dembiya, Dembya, Hwarasa, Kamant, Kayla, Kemanat, Kemant, Kimant, Kwolacha, Kwolasa, Qemant, Qimant, Qwara, Qwarina, Semyen
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (1885)
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in second language(s): 15%Also use Amharic [amh], Ge'ez [gez] as liturgical language; a few Hebrew [heb] words used in prayer
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Ethiopia
  • Region: Amhara region: northwest, north Gonder zone, north of Lake Tana
  • Religion: Christian (Qimant), Jewish (Kayla)
  • Number of users: 1,650
  • Vitality: Nearly Extinct

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)