Oromo is a Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia. It is the fourth most populous language in Ethiopia, with over 24 million speakers. Oromo is also spoken in Kenya, Somalia, and Egypt. The Oromo language has three dialects: West Central Oromo, Eastern Oromo, and Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo. West Central Oromo is the most widely spoken dialect, with over 20 million speakers. The Oromo language is written using the Latin alphabet. It was first written using the Geez alphabet, but this was replaced by the Latin alphabet in the 1960s. The Oromo language is closely related to Somali and Afar. It is also related to other Cushitic languages such as Beja and Hadiyya. The Oromo language has a rich oral tradition. This includes folktales, proverbs, and songs. The Oromo people have a rich cultural heritage. This includes traditional music, dance, and art. The Oromo language is an important part of the cultural heritage of the Oromo people. It is a key element of their identity.

Language group

Cushitic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Oromo, Ethiopia, Latin
Oromo, Ethiopia
Oromo, Latin
Oromo, Ethiopia, Ethiopic (Geʻez)
Oromo, Ethiopic (Geʻez)
Oromo, Kenya