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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, spoken in Ethiopia.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a branch of the Afroasiatic language family spoken in southwestern Ethiopia, some of which use the Ge'ez alphabet, and which are fairly agglutinative, with complex tonal systems.

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  • n. a group of related languages spoken in a valley of southern Ethiopia; closely related to Cushitic languages


After the Omo River in western Ethiopia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Bench language second (Bench-non), a Northern Omotic language spoken in Kaffa (southeastern Ethiopia)

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  • Bench language (Bench-non), a Northern Omotic language spoken in Kaffa (southeastern Ethiopia)

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  • In Nostratic, on the other hand, there is still no reconstruction of Proto-Eskimo-Aleut, and the latest three reconstructions of Proto-Afro-Asiatic (one of them extremely dependent on the way Arabic dictionaries are traditionally organized...) contradict each other on fairly important issues, not to mention the fact that plenty of AA languages are drastically underresearched and the fact that the hypothesis that Omotic is more closely related to (the rest of) AA than to anything else within Nostratic has recently turned out to be very, very poorly supported.

    How NOT to reconstruct a protolanguage


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