• Language: Inor
  • Alternate names: Ennemor
  • Language code: ior
  • Language family: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, West Semitic, Ethiosemitic, South Ethiopic, Outer South Ethiopic, TT-Group, Peripheral Western Gurage
  • Number of speakers: 280000
  • Script: Unwritten.

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    Inor is spoken in central Ethiopia. One of the Gurage languages, it is mainly spoken within the Gurage Zone in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, as well as by speakers of the language who have settled in Ethiopian cities, especially Addis Ababa.

    The Inor Verb

    In addition to the morphological complexity that is common to all Semitic languages, Inor exhibits the very complex morphophonology characteristic of West Gurage languages.

    Main affirmative pastqätälä
    Main negative pastan-qätälä-da
    Relative affirmative pastä-qätälä
    Relative negative pastan-qätälä
    Main affirmative non-pastyəqätl
    Main negative non-pasta-yqätəl-ka
    Relative affirmative non-pastyəqätəl-ka
    Relative negative non-pasta-yqätl