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Argobba (ዓርጎባ)

Argobba is spoken by about 40,000 people in an area north-east of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. It is a member of the Southern Ethiopian branch of Semitic languages and has four main dialects: Harar (extinct), Aliyu Amba, Shewa Robit and Shonke. There is currently a shift among Argobba speakers in favour of Oromo or Amharic, to which Argobba is fairly closely related.

Argobba can be written with a version of the Ethiopic script.

Argobba script

Argobba alphabet

Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel


Information about Argobba

Semitic languages

Akkadian, Amharic, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Aramaic, Argobba, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Canaanite, Chaha, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Ge'ez, Hadhramautic, Hebrew, Himyaritic, Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Maltese, Mandaic, Nabataean, Neo-Mandaic, Phoenician, Punic, Qatabanic, Sabaean, Sabaic, Silt'e, Syriac, Tigre, Tigrinya, Turoyo, Ugaritic, Western Neo-Aramaic

Languages written with the Ethiopic (Ge'ez) script

Amharic, Argobba, Awngi, Blin, Chaha, Dizin, Ge'ez, Harari, Inor, Silt'e, Tigre, Tigrinya, Xamtanga