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Sebat Bet Gurage language

Sebat Bet Gurage
ሰባት ቤት ጉራጌ‎ (Səbat Bet Gurage)
Native toEthiopia
RegionWest Gurage Zone
Ethnicity3.2 million Gurage (2022)[1]
Native speakers
2.5 million (2022)[1]
  • Chaha
  • Ezha
  • Gumer
  • Endegegn
  • Gyeto
  • Muher
  • Enemor
Geʽez script
Language codes
ISO 639-3sgw

Sebat Bet ("Seven houses") is an Ethiopian Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family spoken in Ethiopia.


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One of the Gurage languages, Sebat Bet is divided into several dialects. The latter are spoken in the western Gurage Region:


  1. ^ a b Sebat Bet Gurage at Ethnologue (27th ed., 2024) Closed access icon

Further reading

  • Leslau, Wolf. 1997. "Chaha (Gurage) Phonology" in Kaye, Alan S. (ed.): Phonologies of Asia and Africa 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. pp. 373–397.
  • Rose, Sharon. 2007. "Chaha (Gurage) Morphology" in Kaye, Alan D. (ed.): Morphologies of Africa and Asia 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. pp. 403–427.
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Sebat Bet Gurage language
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