Oromo Keyboard Plugin
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Oromiffa Dictionary plugin for Multiling O Keyboard autocorrect and word prediction
⑴ Install this plugin and Multiling O Keyboard. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kl.ime.oh
⑵ Run O Keyboard and follow its setup guide.
⑶ Slide space bar to switch languages.
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Oromo (pron. /ˈɒrəmoʊ/ or /ɔːˈroʊmoʊ/) is an Afro-Asiatic language. It is the most widely spoken tongue in the family's Cushitic branch. Forms of Oromo are spoken as a first language by more than 24 million Oromo and neighboring peoples in Ethiopia and parts of northern Kenya. Some linguists[who?] think of Oromo as a dialect continuum, since not all varieties are mutually intelligible. Older publications often refer to the language as Galla, a term that is considered pejorative and no longer used.
Ethnologue (2013) divides Oromo into five languages:
Borana–Arsi–Guji Oromo (Southern Oromo, incl. Gabra and Sakuye dialects)
Eastern Oromo (Harar)
Orma (Munyo, Orma, Waata/Sanye)
West–Central Oromo (Western Oromo and Central Oromo, incl. Mecha/Wollega, Raya, Wello, Tulema/Shewa)
though Waata is counted twice, once as a dialect of Orma.
Blench (2006) divides Oromo into four languages:
Western Oromo (Maca)
Shewa (Tuulama, Arsi)
Eastern Oromo (Harar)
Southern Oromo (Ajuran, Borana, Gabra, Garreh, Munyo, Orma, Sakuye, Waata)
About 95 percent of Oromo speakers live in Ethiopia, mainly in Oromia Region. In Somalia, there are also some speakers of the language. In Kenya, the Ethnologue also lists 322,000 speakers of Borana and Orma, two languages closely related to Ethiopian Oromo. Within Ethiopia, Oromo is the language with the largest number of native speakers.
Within Africa, Oromo is the language with the fourth most speakers, after Arabic (if one counts the mutually unintelligible spoken forms of Arabic as a single language and assumes the same for the varieties of Oromo), Swahili, and Hausa.
Besides first language speakers, a number of members of other ethnicities who are in contact with the Oromos speak it as a second language. See for example, the Omotic-speaking Bambassi and the Nilo-Saharan-speaking Kwama in northwestern Oromia.
Tags: oromo, oromo dictionary, oromo keyboard, oromo developers.