Afar language

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Afar
Qafaraf
Native to Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia
Region Horn of Africa
Ethnicity Afar
Native speakers
1,990,800 (2017)[1]
Latin
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-1 aa
ISO 639-2 aar
ISO 639-3 aar
Glottolog afar1241[2]
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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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Afar". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Afar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.