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Afar language

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Native toDjibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia
RegionHorn of Africa
Native speakers1,990,800  (2017)[1]
Language family
Writing systemLatin
Recognised minority language in Djibouti
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Language codes
ISO 639-1aa
ISO 639-2aar
ISO 639-3aar

The Afar language (Afar: Qafaraf) (also known as ’Afar Af, Afaraf, Qafar af) is a lowland East Cushitic language spoken by the Afar people in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. It is thought to have 1.5 million speakers. Its most similar language is the Saho language.[2]


  1. "Afar". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  2. Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.