Birale

Facts

  • Language: Birale
  • Alternate names: Ongota, Birelle, Ifa'ongota, Shanqilla
  • Language code: bxe
  • Language family: Afro-Asiatic, Unclassified
  • Number of speakers: 19
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

Birale is a moribund language of southwest Ethiopia. In 2000, it was said to be in a state of decline with only few elderly native speakers, the rest of their small village on the west bank of the Weyt'o River having adopted the Ts'amakko? language instead. It is probably Afro-Asiatic, but has not been definitively classified.

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