Dorze language

"DOZ" redirects here. For the unit of amount, see Doz.
Native to Ethiopia
Native speakers
21,000, including 9,900 monolinguals (1994 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 doz
Glottolog dorz1235[2]

Dorze is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in the Gamo Gofa Zone of Ethiopia.[3] Alemayehu Abebe reports that while performing preliminary fieldwork in 1992, he found 14 kebeles in Chencha woreda with Dorze speakers.[4]


  1. Dorze at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Dorze". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. "Dorze", Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  4. Alemayehu Abebe, "Ometo Dialect Pilot Survey Report" SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 2002-068

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