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|Afaan Oromo, Oromiffa|
|Spoken natively in|| Ethiopia |
|Native speakers||From more than the 70,000,000 Ethiopians, the 2007 census lists 25,488,344 ethnic Oromos, with a number of others also speaking Oromo. The Ethnologue lists about 263,000 speakers of Oromo languages in neighbouring Somalia and Kenya. (date missing)|
|Writing system||Latin Qubee, formerly also Ethiopic syllabary|
Oromo, also known as Afaan Oromo, is an Afrikan language, and the most widely spoken of the Cushitic family. It is spoken as a first language by more than 25 million Oromo and neighbouring peoples in Ethiopia and Kenya. Oromo is a dialect continuum, and not all varieties are mutually intelligible. Older publications refer to the language as "Galla", a term that is resented by Oromo people and no longer used.