• Language: Baale
  • Alternate names: Baalesi, Baallessiye, Baaye, Bale, Dok, Ðok, Dhok, Dhuak, Kachepo, Kec̆ipo, Kic̆epo, Zilmamo, Zilmamu
  • Language code: koe-baa
  • Language family: Surmic; Southwest Surmic (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: ~9,000
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script:

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    "Although ethnically the Baale people form a close bond with Tirma and Chai people, their language is quite distinct from the latter. The Baale call their language Baalesi. They are also referred to as Zilmamo, which is the name of their country, situated west and south of Jeba town, towards the border with Sudan. The Gimira call the Baale people and their language Baaye, whereas the Anywak refer to them as Dok" (Dimmendaal 2002:2).