Omotik language

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Not to be confused with Omotic languages.
Native to Kenya
Region Great Rift Valley, Kenya
Ethnicity 200
Native speakers
unknown (50 cited 1980)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 omt
Glottolog omot1239[2]

Omotik is a Nilotic language of the Southern group. It is spoken by the hunter-gatherer Omotik people of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya among the Maasai; most of the Omotik population has shifted to the Maasai language.


  1. ^ Omotik at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Omotik". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.