El Molo language

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El Molo
Native to Kenya
Region Lake Turkana
Ethnicity 700 (2007)
Native speakers
8  (1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 elo
Glottolog elmo1238[2]

El Molo is a nearly extinct Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the El Molo people on the southeastern shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. It may be extinct as all speakers in 1994 were over 50.[citation needed] El Molo was thought to be extinct in the middle part of the 20th century, but a few speakers were found in the latter half of that century.[3]


  1. ^ El Molo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "El Molo". 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.