Orma language

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Region Tana River District Garissa District, Lower Juba and Middle Juba.
Ethnicity Orma
Native speakers
66,000 (2009 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 orc
Glottolog orma1241[2]

Orma is a variety of Oromo spoken by the Orma people in Kenya and Somalia. It may be a dialect of Southern Oromo.


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