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1. (used with a pl. verb) A group of tribes in southern Ethiopia.
2. Any of the Semitic languages of the Gurage.
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Wolane: Descriptive Grammar of an East Gurage Language (Ethiosemitic).
The so-called Gurage languages include some twelve to fifteen recognized varieties, within which six or seven languages and/or dialect clusters may be distinguished, in three distinct groups - roughly, northern (of which Soddo is the best documented) western (Chaha he best documented), and eastern (which includes the well-documented language Harari, not traditionally considered a Gurage language).
This chapter is a very welcome inclusion, and it is a relief that there is no attempt to cover all of the so-called Gurage languages in a single chapter.