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Lidia Morejudo  Identity Verified
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Jan 16, 2009

I need to find a bilingual dictionary for one of my students, she spelled the name of her native language for me, it spells Karro.
Does anybody know where I can get hold of a bilingual dictionary in this language?

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Albert Golub  Identity Verified
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must be Karo (Ethiopa) Jan 16, 2009

Karo (Omotic),

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Grant & Cutler or Africa Book Centre Jan 16, 2009

Does anybody know where I can get hold of a bilingual dictionary in this language?

If you are based in London you could try Grant & Cutler (if they don't have it in stock they can order it for you) or the Africa Book Centre. You could also try to find it online.
Otherwise, in South London (Lambeth, Southwark, etc.) there is a big Ethiopian/Eritrean/Somali community, there is even a Somali bookshop, maybe they can help you.

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liz askew  Identity Verified
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I'd be amazed if there is one published :-) Jan 16, 2009

Based on the fact that:

200 (1998 M. Yigezu).
Region South Omo Region, upstream from the Daasanech, riverside settlements near the Hamer-Banna.
Alternate names KERRE, CHERRE, KERE
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Omotic, South.
Comments Dialect or closely related language to Hamer-Banna. 81% lexical similarity with Hamer-Banna. Many use Nyangatom as second language. Different from Kara of Sudan which is Central Sudanic. They have a service relationship with the Banna. Investigation needed: intelligibility with Hamer-Banna, bilingual proficiency in Nyangatom. SOV. Literacy rate in second language: 1.5%. Agriculturalists.


Liz Askew


I think you will have your work cut out:-)

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