Peace Corps - Oromo Language Lessons

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US Peace Corps Oromo  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
The Oromo course is designed to teach you the basic survival level of Oromo you would need. This covers the following subjects:

Lesson 1: Key to Pronunciation
Lesson 2: Greetings
Lesson 3: Pronouns
Lesson 4: Parts of the body
Lesson 5: Possessive endings
Lesson 6: Numerals
Lesson 7: Food
Lesson 8: Drinks
Lesson 9: Imperatives
Lesson 10: Days of the Week
Lesson 11: Months of the Year
Lesson 12: Time
Lesson 13: Domestic & Wild Animals
Lesson 14: Family Relationships
Lesson 15: Means of .Tranaportation
Lesson 16: Common Adjectives
Lesson 17: Common Colours
Lesson 18: Prepositions
Lesson 19: Directions
Lesson 20: Common Articles in the Market
Lesson 21: States of Being
Lesson 22: Situational Conversation

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Ethiopia: 1962-1977, 1995-1999, 2007-present
Kenya: 1964-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Ethiopia: Education, Health, Agriculture, Environment
Kenya: Business, Deaf Education, Math and Science Education, Health, Community Economic Development, Water Sanitation

Oromo is an Afro-Asiatic language. It is the most widely spoken tongue in the family's Cushitic branch, and the most populous language of Ethiopia. Forms of Oromo are spoken as a first language by more than 35 million Oromo and neighboring peoples in Ethiopia and parts of northern Kenya. Some linguists think of Oromo as a dialect continuum, since not all varieties are mutually intelligible.

It is a socio-linguistic language, consisting of at least four varieties: Borana Arsi Guji Oromo, Eastern Oromo (also called Qottu, Orma , and West Central Oromo. Older publications often refer to the language as Galla, a term that is considered pejorative and no longer used. The linguistic relationships between some of these Oromo languages have been explained by Kebede Hordofa Janko.

Oromo is spoken in: Ethiopia

Oromo is also called: Harar, Harer, Ittu, Kwottu, Eastern, Qottu, Qotu Oromo, Quottu, Qwottu

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