Komo language

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Not to be confused with Komo language (Bantu).
Native to Sudan, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia
Region North of Gambella Region, across the EthiopiaSudan border
Native speakers
unknown (10,000 in Sudan cited 1979)[1]
8,500 in Ethiopia (2007 census)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xom
Glottolog komo1258[3]

The Komo language is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Komo people of Ethiopia, Sudan and Southern Sudan. It is a member of the Koman languages. The language is also called Madiin, Koma, South Koma, Central Koma and Hayahaya.[4]


  1. ^ Komo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Ethiopia 2007 Census
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Komo (Sudan)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics. Ethnologue entry for Komo

Further reading[edit]

  • Siebert, Ralph (2007): Komo language. in: Uhlig, Siegbert (ed.): Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Vol. 3. Wiesbaden. pp 420–421.
  • Tucker, A. N. and Bryan, M. A. (1956), The Non-Bantu languages of North-Eastern Africa
  • Tucker, A. N. and Bryan, M. A. (1966), Linguistic Analyses: the Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa

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