Jiiddu (also known as Jiddu or Af-Jiiddu) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken by the Jiiddu clan (Rahanweyn) inhabiting southern Somalia. It is part of the family's Cushitic branch, and has an estimated 23,000 speakers mainly residing in the Lower Shabeelle, Bay and Middle Jubba regions.
Typically classified as part of the Digil group of languages, Jiiddu has a different phonology and sentence structure from Somali. However, it more closely resembles Somali than Baiso. It also shares commonalities with the Hadiyya, Gedeo, Alaba-Kabeena, Konso and Kambaata languages spoken in southern Ethiopia.
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