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Extinct: no
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Branch: Semitic
Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Homeland Eastern, traditionally within the walled city of Harar. Large communities in Addis Ababa, Nazareth and Dire Dawa.
Countries Where Spoken: 21,283 mother tongue speakers, 7,766 second language speakers, 21,757 in the ethnic group, 2,351 monolinguals (1998 census). Today 20,000 in Addis Ababa, outside Harar city (Hetzron 1997:486).
Countries Where Official: Ethiopia
Native Speakers: 21,283
Speakers Total: 29,049
Phrasebase members who speak Harari at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Harari at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Harari: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Harari: 0
Three Letter Code: HAR
Summary: The language has prestige. Dictionary. SOV. Literacy rate in first language: Below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: 81.3%. Muslim.

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