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Komo language

Native to Sudan, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia
Region North of Gambella Region, across the EthiopiaSudan border
Native speakers
unknown (10,000 in Sudan cited 1979)[1]
8,500 in Ethiopia (2007 census)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xom
Glottolog komo1258[3]

The Komo language is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Komo people of Ethiopia, Sudan and Southern Sudan. It is a member of the Koman languages. The language is also called Madiin, Koma, South Koma, Central Koma and Hayahaya.[4]


  1. ^ Komo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Ethiopia 2007 Census
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Komo (Sudan)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics. Ethnologue entry for Komo

Further reading

  • Siebert, Ralph (2007): Komo language. in: Uhlig, Siegbert (ed.): Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, Vol. 3. Wiesbaden. pp 420–421.
  • Tucker, A. N. and Bryan, M. A. (1956), The Non-Bantu languages of North-Eastern Africa
  • Tucker, A. N. and Bryan, M. A. (1966), Linguistic Analyses: the Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa

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