Mursi language

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Native to Ethiopia
Region Central Omo
Ethnicity Mursi
Native speakers
7,400 (2007 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 muz
Glottolog murs1242[2]

Mursi (also Dama, Merdu, Meritu, Murzi, Murzu) is a Nilo-Saharan Eastern Sudanic language spoken by the Mursi people, in the central Omo region of southwest Ethiopia. It is similar to Suri, spoken in most of the immediately surrounding area.


  1. ^ Ethiopia 2007 Census
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mursi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


  • Bender, M. Lionel and David Turton. 1976. "Mursi". The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia. East Lansing: African Studies Center, Michigan State University. pp. 533–561.
  • D. Turton, M. Yigezu and O. Olibui. 2008. Mursi-English-Amharic Dictionary. Addis Ababa: Culture and Arts Society of Ethiopia.

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