Oromo Language

The Oromo nation has a single common mother tongue and basic common culture. The Oromo language, Afaan Oromoo, belongs to the eastern Cushitic group of languages and is the most extensive of the forty or so Cushitic languages. The Oromo language is very closely related to Konso, with more than fifty percent of the words in common, closely related to Somali and distantly related to Afar and Saho. Afaan Oromoo is considered one of the five most widely spoken languages from among the approximately 1,000 languages of Africa, (Gragg, 1982). Taking…

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