Shakacho language

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Shekkacho
Mocha
Native to Ethiopia
Region North Kafa region
Native speakers
80,000  (2007 census)[1]
Afro-Asiatic
Ethiopic, Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 moy
Glottolog shek1244[2]

Shekkacho (also Mocha, Shakacho, Shekka) is an Afro-Asiatic Omotic language, spoken mainly in Sheka Zone at southwestern Ethiopia. It is closely related to Kafa.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ethiopia 2007 Census
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Shekkacho". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Leslau, Wolf. 1958. “Moča, A Tone Language of The Kafa Group in South-Western Ethiopia.” Africa 28: 135-147.
  • Leslau, Wolf. 1959. A Dictionary of Moča (South-Western Ethiopia). Los Angeles: University of California Press.

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