Afar language

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Qafár af
Native to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti
Region Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti
Native speakers
1.4–1.5 million
Language codes
ISO 639-1 aa
ISO 639-2 aar
ISO 639-3 aar

The Afar language (Afar: Qafaraf) (also known as ’Afar Af, Afaraf, Qafar af) is a lowland East Cushitic language spoken by the Afar people in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. It is thought to have 1.5 million speakers. Its most similar language is the Saho language.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.