Aari is a South Omotic language spoken in the North Omo zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' region of southern Ethiopia. In 2007 there were about 298,300 speakers of Aari, which is also known as Aarai, Ara, Ari or Aro.
Dialects of Aari inlcude Bako, Biyo, Laydo, Seyki, Shangama, Sido, Wubahamer and Zeddo. It is written with the Ethiopic script or the Latin alphabet, although few Aari speakers are literate in their language.
ኘ (ñ) and ዐ (‛) are only used in loanwords from Bench
Ny is only used in loanwords from Bench.
Details of the Aari alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel
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