Gayil language

Not to be confused with Gayi language (Nigeria).
Native to Ethiopia
Region Southwest, South Omo zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region
Native speakers
56,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gyl
Glottolog gayi1237[2]

Gayil (also called Gayl, Gayi, Galila, Gelila, Northern Ari) is an Omotic language of Ethiopia. According to the 2007 census, 55,700 people speak Gayil as a mother tongue.



  1. Gayil at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Gayil". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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