Oromo leid

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Afaan Oromo
Native tae Ethiopie, Kenyae, Somalie
Ethnicity Oromos
Native speakers
25 million (2007)[1]
Laitin Qubee,
umwhile an aa
Ethiopic syllabary
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 om
ISO 639-2 orm
ISO 639-3 orminclusive code
Individual codes:
gax – Borana–Arsi–Guji–
Walagaa Oromo

hae – Eastren Oromo
orc – Orma
gaz – Wast Central Oromo
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Oromo (pron. /ˈɒrəm/[2] or /ɔːˈrm/[3][4]) is an Afro-Asiatic leid. It is the maist widely spoken tongue in the faimily's Cushitic branch, an the maist populous leid o Ethiopie. Furms o Oromo are spoken as a first leid bi mair than 20 million Oromo an neighbourin fowks in Ethiopie an pairts o northren Kenyae. Some linguists think o Oromo as a dialect continuum, syne nae aw varieties are mutually intelligible. It is a sociolinguistic leid, consistin o at least fower varieties: Borana–Arsi–Guji Oromo (ISO code gax), Eastren Oromo (an aa cried Qottu) (ISO code hae), Orma (ISO code orc), an Wast Central Oromo (ISO code gaz). Aulder publications eften refer tae the leid as Galla, a term that is considered pejorative an na langer uised. The lingueestic relationships atween some o these Oromo leids hae been explained bi Kebede Hordofa Janko.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  3. Dictionary Reference: Oromo
  4. The Free Dictionary: Oromo
  5. 2012. Towards the Genetic Classification of the Afaan Oromoo Dialects. (Cushitic and Omotic Languages Volume 2.) Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.