Month: September 2017

Ethiopia: Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, and Language

Originally posted on Ya News Network:
Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1991. Thomas P. Ofcansky and LaVerle Berry, editors. One way of segmenting Ethiopia’s population is on the basis of language. However, the numbers in each category are uncertain, and estimates are often in conflict. At present, at least seventy languages are spoken as mother tongues, a few by many millions, others by only a few hundred persons. The number of distinct social units exceeds the number of languages because…