Ooratha Caaquwaa (DWRNT)
Dawro (dwr) Ethiopia There are 313,000 speakers of Dawro. It is related to Gamo, with almost 600,000 speakers and Gofa, with 190,000 speakers. The people live in southwestern Ethiopia, in the Omo region Arba Minch area, in the mountains west to Lake Abaya. Dialects of Dawro include Konta (Conta) and Kucha (Kusha, Koysha). Dawro is classified as Afro-Asiatic, Omotic, North, Gonga-Gimojan, Gimojan, Ometo-Gimira, Ometo, Central. Ten percent of Dawro people use a second language. The literacy rate in Dawro is below 1 %, but in a second language, 24 %. Dawro is taught in primary schools, with materials being developed by the government. The writing system uses both Ethiopic script and Latin script. (Note: In the Ethnologue (16th edition) Dawro was included in the Gamo-Gofa-Dawro language group. These are now considered to be three separate languages, with the code [dwr] for Dawro.)
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