Shakacho language

Native to Ethiopia
Region North Kafa region
Native speakers
80,000 (2007 census)[1]
Ethiopic, Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 moy
Glottolog shek1244[2]

Shekkacho (also Mocha, Shakacho, Shekka) is an Afro-Asiatic Omotic language, spoken mainly in Sheka Zone at southwestern Ethiopia. It is closely related to Kafa.


  1. Ethiopia 2007 Census
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Shekkacho". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


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