Bosha language

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Native to Ethiopia
Region Kingdom of Garo
Extinct fl. through 19th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 (included in kbr)
Glottolog bosh1241[1]

Bosha is an extinct Omotic language of Ethiopia. Ethnologue lists it as a dialect of the Northern Omotic Kafa language, but notes that it may be a distinct language. Other sources list it as unclassified.[2] The Bosha state, the Kingdom of Garo, was a culturally Gonga enclave within the southern Oromo area.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bosha". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List