Omotik language

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Native to Kenya
Region Great Rift Valley, Kenya
Ethnicity 200 Omotiks (2000)[1]
Native speakers
(50 older adults cited 1980)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 omt
Glottolog omot1239[2]

Omotik (Sawas) is a moribund Nilotic language of Kenya. It is spoken by the hunter-gatherer Omotik people of the Great Rift Valley among the Maasai; most of the Omotik population has shifted to the Maasai language.


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