Silt'e (ስልጥኘ)

Silt'e is a Semitic language spoken in Central Ethiopia by about 827,000 people. The majority of Silt'e speakers life in the Silte 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.

Silt'e has been written with a version of the Ethiopic script since the 1980s.

Silt'e script and pronunciation

Silt'e script and pronunciation

Information about the Silt'e script and pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample videos in Silt'e


Information about Silt'e

Silt'e Network (news, radio programmes, videos, etc)

Radio Nagashi (in Silt'e and other languages of Ethiopia)

Semitic languages

Akkadian, Amharic, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Bedawi), Arabic (Chadian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Gulf), Arabic (Hassaniya), Arabic (Hejazi), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Najdi), Arabic (Syrian), Aramaic, Argobba, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Canaanite, Chaha, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Ge'ez, Hadhramautic, Harari, Hebrew, Himyaritic, Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Maltese, Mandaic, Nabataean, Neo-Mandaic, Phoenician, Punic, Qatabanic, Sabaean, Sabaic, Silt'e, Syriac, Tigre, Tigrinya, Turoyo, Ugaritic, Western Neo-Aramaic

Languages written with the Ethiopic (Ge'ez) script

Aari, Amharic, Argobba, Awngi, Bench, Blin, Chaha, Dizin, Ge'ez, Gumuz, Hamer(-Banna), Harari, Inor, Sidama, Silt'e, Tigre, Tigrinya, Xamtanga

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