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Sure people know of Zulu, Swahili and maybe Afrikaans, but there could be as many as 300 languages in just one African country, and only 3 or 4 are official. This is just a few more languages that exist in Africa.

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Called an Afro-Asiatic language, Oromo is the most populous langiage in Ethopia. It is also spoken in Somalia and parts of Kenya. 95 percent of the speakers live in Ethiopia, mainly in the Oromia Region.In Africa is it ranked fourth in having the most speakers, after arabic, Swahili and Hausa. It is written with a Latin alphabet called Qubee which was formally adopted in 1991. Oromo has the typical Eastern Cushitic set of five short and five long vowels, indicated in the orthography by doubling the five vowel letters. The difference in length is contrastive, for example, hara 'lake', haaraa 'new'. Gemination is also significant in Oromo. That is, consonant length can distinguish words from one another, for example, badaa 'bad', baddaa 'highland'. In the Qubee alphabet, letters include the digraphs ch, dh, ny, ph, sh.

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Afro-Asiatic dil denilen, Oromo Ethopia içinde en kalabalık langiage olduğunu. Ayrıca Somali ve Kenya bölgelerinde konuşulur. başta olmak üzere Oromia Region.In Afrika Etiyopya canlı hoparlörleri yüzde 95'i olduğunu en hoparlörler, Arapça sonra sahip dördüncü sırada Swahili ve Hausa. 1991 yılında resmen kabul Qubee denilen bir Latin alfabesi ile yazılmıştır. Lugati't beş kısa ve beş sesli harfleri ikiye katlayarak yazım kuralı içinde belirtilen beş Uzun sesliler tipik Doğu Cushitic kümesi vardır. Uzunluk farkı contrastive, örneğin, hara 'göl', 'yeni' haaraa. Gemination Ayrıca Oromo önemlidir. Diğer bir deyişle, ünsüz uzunluğu birbirinden badaa, 'kötü', baddaa 'highland' kelimeleri ayırt edebilir. Qubee alfabesinde harfler digrafların ch, dh, ny, ph, sh içerir.

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