Dabarre language

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Native to Somalia
Ethnicity Rahanweyn
Native speakers
23,000  (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dbr
Glottolog daba1260[2]

Dabarre (also known as Af-Dabarre) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the Dabarre and Iroole Digil (Rahanweyn) clans of the Somalis in southern Somalia. It is part of the family's Cushitic branch, and has an estimated 23,000 speakers. Dialects include Dabarre and Iroole (Af-Iroole).[3]


  1. ^ Dabarre at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dabarre". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.