Dorze language

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Native to Ethiopia
Native speakers
21,000, including 9,900 monolinguals (1994 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 doz
Glottolog dorz1235[2]

Dorze is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in the Gamo Gofa Zone of Ethiopia.[3] Alemayehu Abebe reports that while performing preliminary fieldwork in 1992, he found 14 kebeles in Chencha woreda with Dorze speakers.[4]


  1. ^ Dorze at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dorze". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon Jr., ed. 2005. "Dorze", Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  4. ^ Alemayehu Abebe, "Ometo Dialect Pilot Survey Report" SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 2002-068

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