/oh mot"ik/, n.
a proposed branch of the Afroasiatic family comprising a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and often included within the Cushitic branch.

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  • Omotic — [əʊ mɒtɪk] noun a subfamily of Afro Asiatic languages spoken in Ethiopia. adjective denoting or belonging to Omotic. Origin 1970s: from Omo, a river in SW Ethiopia, + otic …   English new terms dictionary

  • Omotic — n. language spoken in Ethiopia (one of languages of the Afro Asiatic family of languages) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Omotic — noun a group of related languages spoken in a valley of southern Ethiopia; closely related to Cushitic languages • Hypernyms: ↑Afroasiatic, ↑Afro Asiatic, ↑Afroasiatic language, ↑Afrasian, ↑Afrasian language, ↑Hamito Semitic …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Omotic languages — Introduction       family of about 40 languages spoken in western Ethiopia. Although most scholars assign them to the Afro Asiatic language (Afro Asiatic languages) phylum, this classification is subject to ongoing debate: because their speakers… …   Universalium

  • North Omotic languages — North Omotic Geographic distribution: Ethiopia Linguistic classification: Afro Asiatic Omotic North Omotic Subdivisions: Dizoid …   Wikipedia

  • South Omotic languages — Infobox Language family name=South Omotic region=Ethiopia familycolor=Afro Asiatic fam1=Afro Asiatic fam2=Omotic child1=Aari child2=Dime child3=Hamer Banna child4=KaroThe South Omotic or Somotic languages belong to the Afro Asiatic family and are …   Wikipedia

  • Afroasiatic languages — Afroasiatic Geographic distribution: Horn of Africa, North Africa, Sahel, and Middle East[1] Linguistic classification: One of the world s major language families Proto language …   Wikipedia

  • Afro-Asiatic languages — Infobox Language family name=Afro Asiatic region=Horn of Africa, North Africa, Southwest Asia familycolor=Afro Asiatic family=One of the World s major language families child1= Egyptian child2=Berber group child3=Chadic group child4=Cushitic… …   Wikipedia

  • Afro-Asiatic languages — formerly Hamito Semitic languages Family of about 250 languages spoken in North Africa, parts of sub Saharan African, and the Middle East. It includes such languages as Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic, and Hausa. The total number of speakers is estimated …   Universalium

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