- Koman languages
Infobox Language family
Sudan- Ethiopiaborder region
familycolor=Nilo-SaharanThe Koman languages are a family of languages along the
Sudan- Ethiopiaborder with about 50,000 speakers. They are believed to belong to the Nilo-Saharan family, but opinions vary as to their position within it.
Uduk language, or Twampa, (formerly in Sudan) - about 20,000 speakers, most at a large refugee campat Bonga, near Gambela
Kwama language( Ethiopia) - about 15,000 speakers, mainly in Benishangul-Gumuz
Komo language( Sudan) - about 12,000 speakers mainly in An Nil al Azraq
Opuuo language( Ethiopia) - spoken in 5 villages north of the Nuerby about 300 people
Gule language( Sudan) - extinct
The Komuz hypothesis
Gumuz languageof Ethiopia(160,000 speakers) is sometimes classified as a distant relation of Koman, is a group known as Komuz. However, not all scholars accept that Gumuz is even Nilo-Saharan. In addition, the poorly known Shabo language(600 speakers) shows strong Koman influence, and it has been suggested that it may be a Koman language.
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