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Sebat Bet Gurage language

Sebat Bet Gurage
Native to Ethiopia
Region West Gurage region
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of 440,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sgw
Glottolog seba1251[2]

Sebat Bet ("Seven houses") is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Ethiopia.


A Gurage tongue, Sebat Bet is divided into several dialects. The latter are spoken in the western Gurage Zone:


  1. ^ Sebat Bet Gurage at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sebat Bet Gurage". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Further reading

  • Leslau, Wolf. 1997. "Chaha (Gurage) Phonology" in Kaye, Alan S. (ed.): Phonologies of Asia and Africa 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. pp. 373–397.
  • Rose, Sharon. 2007. "Chaha (Gurage) Morphology" in Kaye, Alan D. (ed.): Morphologies of Africa and Asia 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. pp. 403–427.

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