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Extinct: no
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Branch: Cushitic
Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
 
Region: South Oromo Region. Also spoken in Kenya, Somalia.
Countries Where Spoken: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia.
Countries Where Official: Ethiopia
   
Native Speakers: 3,634,000
Speakers Total: 3,827,616
  
Phrasebase members who speak Galla at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Galla at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Galla: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Galla: 0
  
Three Letter Code: GAX
Alternative Names: AFAN OROMO, SOUTHERN OROMO, "GALLINYA", "GALLIGNA", "BORANA-ARSI-GUJI"
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Summary: Harar is closely related, but distinct enough to need separate literature. Called "Borana" in Kenya. The name "Galla" is derogatory. SOV. Literacy rate in first language: Below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: 16%. Muslim, traditional religion. Bible 1995. Called "Borana" in Kenya. The name "Galla" is derogatory. SOV. Muslim, traditional religion.
 

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