Daats'iin language

Native to Ethiopia
Region Benishangul-Gumuz Region
Ethnicity Gumuz
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dtn
Glottolog None

Daats'iin is a Gumuz language of western Ethiopia. It was first reported in 2013 and described by Colleen Ahland in 2014. Of the other Gumuz languages, Daats'iin has the greatest lexical similarity to Southern Gumuz, but the two groups communicate in Arabic or Amharic.[1]


Daats'iin has several grammatical differences from other Gumuz languages. Verbs inflect for aspect (perfectiveimperfective) rather than for tense (futurenon-future). Verbs are polysynthetic in all languages, but the order of the morphemes differs in Daats'iin, and some morphemes that occur in one language do not occur in the other(s).[1]


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