Chaha is a Semitic language spoken in Central Ethiopia
by about 440,000 people. The majority of Chaha speakers
life in the Gurage Zone in the Southern Nations, Nationalities,
and People's Region of Ethiopia, and can also be found in
Ethiopia's cities, particularly in Addis Ababa.
Chaha is one of the varieties of Sebat Bet Gurage (SBG), which
means "Seven Gurage Houses", referring to the seven recognised groups
that make up the Gurage. Other varities or dialects of SBG include
Ezha, Gumer/Gwemare, Gura, Gyeto and Muher/Mwahr. Some consider
these separate languages.
Chaha is written with a version of the Ethiopic script.
Chaha script and pronunciation
Information about the Chaha script and pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel