An Ethiopian language on the verge of extinction

Angoti, one of the languages spoken in Benatsemai district in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations Nationalities Peoples Region (SNNPR) is nearing extinction due to a drop in the number of fluent speakers of the language.

Geida Qawale, is one of the 13 Berahaile ethnic people who speak the Angoti language. He claimed other languages, particularly that of Tsemai, dominated the language . “The language is rarely spoken as the native speakers meet on different occasions.” Geida told EBC. Video:

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