Sebat Bet Gurage language

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Sebat Bet Gurage
Native toEthiopia
RegionWest Gurage Zone
Native speakers
(undated figure of 1,000,000)[1]
Geʽez script
Language codes
ISO 639-3sgw

Sebat Bet ("Seven houses") is an Afroasiatic language spoken in Ethiopia.


One of the Gurage languages, Sebat Bet is divided into several dialects. The latter are spoken in the western Gurage Zone:


  1. ^ Sebat Bet Gurage at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)

Further reading[edit]

  • Leslau, Wolf. 1997. "Chaha (Gurage) Phonology" in Kaye, Alan S. (ed.): Phonologies of Asia and Africa 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. pp. 373–397.
  • Rose, Sharon. 2007. "Chaha (Gurage) Morphology" in Kaye, Alan D. (ed.): Morphologies of Africa and Asia 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. pp. 403–427.

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