Shinasha language

Region Ethiopia
Native speakers
38,000 (2007 census)[1]
  • Amuru
  • Wembera
  • Gamila
  • Guba
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bwo
Glottolog boro1277[2]

Shinasha, also known as Boro (Borna, Bworo) is a North Omotic language spoken in western Ethiopia by the Shinasha people. Its speakers live in scattered areas north of the Abay River: in the Dangur, Dibate and Wenbera districts, which are parts of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region.[3]


  1. Ethiopia 2007 Census
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Boro (Ethiopia)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. "Boro, a language of Ethiopia", Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.


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