Pilot Project for Koegu, a highly endangered language of the Lower Omo Valley, South Western Ethiopia


Pilot Project for Koegu, a highly endangered language of the Lower Omo Valley, South Western Ethiopia

Language: Koegu
Depositor: Moges Yigezu
Location: Ethiopia
Deposit Id: 0262
Grant id: PPG0026
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit

Koegu, also known as Kwegu, is spoken by an estimated 200 people in south-western Ethiopia, especially near the Omo river west bank and the village of Kuchur. It has been influenced heavily by the Kara language (an Omotic language spoken nearby) and is therefore not only under threat from negative attitudes, but also outside influences.

This collection will contain a census-survey of the last surviving speakers of Koegu who live amongst the Kara, Bume, Mursi and Bodi communities, with basic ethnographic information. There will be recordings of people, events and ceremonies. Since the Koegu are amongst the last surviving hunter-gatherers in the region, this documentation will contribute to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Koegu.



Group represented
Kwegu people of south-western Ethiopia.

Language information
Koegu is a highly endangered language spoken in the rift valley of south-western Ethiopia. It is seen as lower class by surrounding communities.

Status

Collection online
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Moges Yigezu
Affiliation: Addis Ababa University

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2020 July 05 to 2020 July 05
Deposit hits:1
Downloaded files
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Children's song

Recorded on: 2007-09-03

Keywords: Song - Koegu children



English Koegu word list

Recorded on: 2007-05-17

Keywords: Word list



Hide and seek game

Recorded on: 2007-09-03




It is a story about lion and Chilada Baboo

Recorded on: 2007-09-03

Keywords: Story - anonymous



Koegu English word list

Recorded on: 2007-05-17

Keywords: Word list



Koegu map

Recorded on: 2007-09-03

Keywords: Photo



A description of Koegu people and their language

Recorded on: 2007-05-17

Keywords: Text



Koegu word list

Recorded on: 2007-09-03

Keywords: Word list - Anonymous