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Extinct: no
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Branch: Cushitic
Continent: Africa
Country: Eritrea
Region: Southern Eritrea. Also spoken in Ethiopia.
Countries Where Spoken: Eritrea, Ethiopia.
Countries Where Official: Eritrea
Native Speakers: 180,000
Speakers Total: 202,759
Phrasebase members who speak Saho at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Saho at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Saho: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Saho: 0
Three Letter Code: SSY
Alternative Names: SAO, SHAHO, SHOHO, SHIHO
Summary: Very close to Afar. The Irob dialect is only in Ethiopia. Ethnic group names are Asa"orta, Hadu (Hazu), Miniferi. Nomadic. They do not accept outsiders. They have suffered from recent famines. Dictionary. SOV. Literacy rate in first language: Below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: Below 5%. Muslim, Christian.

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