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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2002-058

Recent developments regarding education policy and languages in the North Omo administrative region

Author  Siebert, Ralph
Abstract 

The situation concerning languages and related speech varieties is very complex in Southern Ethiopia, especially where Omotic languages are concerned. The concern of this report is threefold: (a) to give a brief presentation of the language situation in this area, (b) to relate this to some of the basic sociolinguistic concepts of language planning, and (c) to sketch the implementation of primary school material from Wolaytta into three Ometo languages: Gamo, Gofa, and Dawro.

  Recent developments regarding education policy and languages in the North Omo administrative region
Published  2002
Country  Ethiopia
Subjects  Language policy
Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Sociolinguistics; Language policy