Karo language

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For the Karo language of Brazil, see Ramarama language. For the Karo language of North Sumatra, see Batak Karo language.
Not to be confused with Karo language (Papua New Guinea).
Karo
Native to Ethiopia
Region South Omo Region
Native speakers
1,500  (2007 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kxh
Glottolog karo1297[2]
A Karo village
A young Karo woman

Karo (also Cherre, Kere, Kerre) is an Omotic language spoken in the Debub (South) Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region in Ethiopia. Karo is described as being closely related to its neighbors, Hamer and Banna, with a lexical similarity of 81%,[3] and is considered a dialect of Hamer by Blench (2006).[4]

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  1. ^ Ethiopia 2007 Census
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Karo (Ethiopia)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. "Karo", Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  4. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List

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