Baiso language

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Native toEthiopia
Regionin region of Lake Abaya
Native speakers
5,500 (2007 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bsw

Baiso (also Alkali, Bayso) is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Ethiopia, in the region around Lake Abaya.[1]


  1. ^ a b Baiso at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Baiso". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Further reading[edit]

  • Greville G. Corbett & Richard J. Hayward. 1987. "Gender and number in Bayso," Lingua 72:195-222.


Labial b , p
Dental/Aveolar t, d, s, ts
Palatals č, j, š
Implosive D
Laterals l, r
Nasals m, ŋ, n
Velars g, k
Glottals g, ʼ
Glottalized Stop č, ḳ, ẓ, ṭ
Semi Vowels y, w
Vowels ɑ, ʌ, ɛ, e, i, u, o


External links[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming, Harold C. (1964). "BAISO AND RENDILLE: SOMALI OUTLIERS on JSTOR". Rassegna di Studi Etiopici. 20: 35–96. JSTOR 41299528.