Gamo-Gofa-Dawro language

Gamo-Gofa-Dawro is an Omotic language of the Afroasiatic family spoken in the Dawro, Gamo Gofa and Wolayita Zones of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region in Ethiopia. Varieties are spoken by the Gamo, Gofa, Dawro; Blench (2006) and Ethnologue treat these as separate languages. Dialects of Dawro (Kullo-Konta) are Konta and Kucha.[3] In 1992, Alemayehu Abebe collected a word-list of 322 entries for all three related dialects.[4]

Native toEthiopia
RegionOmo Region
EthnicityGamo people
Native speakers
1.09 million of Gamo, 392,000 of Gofa, 533,000 of Dawro (2007 census)[1]
Ethiopic, Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
gmv – Gamo
gof – Gofa
dwr – Dawro


  1. ^ Gamo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Gofa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Dawro at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dawro-Gofa-Gamo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon Jr., ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  4. ^ * Alemayehu Abebe, "Ometo Dialect Pilot Survey Report" SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 2002-068

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