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Title:Notes on the Koyra language
Author:Hayward, R.J.ISNI
Periodical:Afrika und Übersee: Sprachen, Kulturen
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subject:Koorete language
Abstract:Koyra is a language belonging to Omotic, an exclusively Ethiopian group of the Afroasiatic language family. It is spoken by a people calling themselves Kôre (Amhara: Koyra; Oromo: Badditu), who live in the Amarro mountains to the east of Lake Abbaya. Koyra is the most easterly Omotic language, and has been classified both by Bender (1971) and Fleming (1976c.) as belonging to the large Ometo language cluster, the most important and best known member of which is Wolaitta (=Wälamo). This short and very incomplete sketch of koyra arose out of an attempt to detect the source of what appeared to be foreign elements in the East Cushitic language Burji. Contents: Phonology - Some observations on the grammar. Notes, ref.