Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Afan Oromo, "Galla", "Galligna", "Gallinya", Southern Oromo; Also, in Kenya: Booran, Boraan, Boraana, Boran, "Galla", Oromo, Southern Oromo; in Somalia: Southern Oromo
  • Dialects: Arsi, Booran, Boran, Borana, Guji
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1967)
    • New Testament (1875 — 1979)
    • Portions (1870 — 1966)
    • FCBH  (1994 Bible Society of Kenya)  See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: 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 Oromia region; Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' region; Amhara, Afar, and Somali regions
  • 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)