Oromo language resources – Language Links Database

Oromo  is an Afroasiatic language belonging to the Cushitic branch. It is native to the Ethiopian state of Oromia and spoken predominantly by the Oromo people and neighbouring ethnic groups in the Horn of Africa.

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Native speakers: 34 million people in Ethiopia (2015 estimate), 500,000 in Kenya (2015 census), 42,000 in Somalia (2015 census)

Official language in: Oromia Region (Ethiopia)

Oromo Grammar and Pronunciation

  • mylanguages.org - free courses below about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Oromo grammar.
  • learn101.org - All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.
  • ilanguages.org - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Oromo for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer).
  • mustgo.com - Language structure, dialects, consonants, vowels, alphabet, grammar, nouns and adjectives

Oromo Reading Materials

  • mylanguages.org - If you're trying to practice your Oromo Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Oromo and the second part is in English.”
  • Oromo for Beginners. Language Materials - PDF version.
  • bbc.com - news online

Oromo Dictionaries

Oromo Listening and Video Resources

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