Alaba-Kʼabeena (Alaaba, Alaba, Allaaba, Halaba), also known as Wanbasana, is a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia in the Great Rift Valley southwest of Lake Shala, specifically in Alaba special district and the Kebena district of Gurage Zone. The literacy rate of native speakers in their language is below 1%, while their literacy rate in second languages is 8.6%; Alaba-Kʼabeena is taught in primary schools. It has an 81% lexical similarity with Kambaata. However, Fleming (1976) classifies Kʼabeena (also transliterated "Qebena" or "Kebena") as a dialect of Kambaata, and Blench (2006) classifies both as dialects of Kambaata. The 2007 census in Ethiopia lists Alaba and Qebena as separate languages.

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  • L’alaba est une langue afro-asiatique, de la branche des langues couchitiques, parlée en Éthiopie par 280 000 Alabas. (fr)
  • Język alaba – język afroazjatycki ze wschodniej gałęzi języków kuszyckich, ok. 126 tys. mówiących, używany w Etiopii. Najbliżej spokrewniony z językiem kembata (zbieżność leksykalna wynosi ok. 80 procent). Typowy szyk zdania to SOV. (pl)
  • Alaba-Kʼabeena (Alaaba, Alaba, Allaaba, Halaba), also known as Wanbasana, is a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia in the Great Rift Valley southwest of Lake Shala, specifically in Alaba special district and the Kebena district of Gurage Zone. The literacy rate of native speakers in their language is below 1%, while their literacy rate in second languages is 8.6%; Alaba-Kʼabeena is taught in primary schools. It has an 81% lexical similarity with Kambaata. However, Fleming (1976) classifies Kʼabeena (also transliterated "Qebena" or "Kebena") as a dialect of Kambaata, and Blench (2006) classifies both as dialects of Kambaata. The 2007 census in Ethiopia lists Alaba and Qebena as separate languages. A collection of over 400 proverbs in this language has been published with English translations. (en)
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  • Afro-Asiatic
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  • Alaba-Kʼabeena
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  • L’alaba est une langue afro-asiatique, de la branche des langues couchitiques, parlée en Éthiopie par 280 000 Alabas. (fr)
  • Język alaba – język afroazjatycki ze wschodniej gałęzi języków kuszyckich, ok. 126 tys. mówiących, używany w Etiopii. Najbliżej spokrewniony z językiem kembata (zbieżność leksykalna wynosi ok. 80 procent). Typowy szyk zdania to SOV. (pl)
  • Alaba-Kʼabeena (Alaaba, Alaba, Allaaba, Halaba), also known as Wanbasana, is a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia in the Great Rift Valley southwest of Lake Shala, specifically in Alaba special district and the Kebena district of Gurage Zone. The literacy rate of native speakers in their language is below 1%, while their literacy rate in second languages is 8.6%; Alaba-Kʼabeena is taught in primary schools. It has an 81% lexical similarity with Kambaata. However, Fleming (1976) classifies Kʼabeena (also transliterated "Qebena" or "Kebena") as a dialect of Kambaata, and Blench (2006) classifies both as dialects of Kambaata. The 2007 census in Ethiopia lists Alaba and Qebena as separate languages. (en)
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  • Alaba (langue) (fr)
  • Język alaba (pl)
  • Alaba-K’abeena language (en)
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  • Alaba-Kʼabeena (en)
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