Xamtanga (ኃምታጛ)

Xamtanga is a Central Cushitic language spoken by about 213,000 people in Ethiopia, mainly in the North Amhara region, the Avergele District and the Lasta and Waag zones. Xamtanga is also known as Chamta, Khamtanga, Xamta, Khamir or Agawinya.

Xamtanga can be written with a version of the Ethiopic script.

Ethiopic script for Xamtanga

Ethiopic script for Xamtanga


Information compiled mainly by Wolfram Siegel

Sample video in Xamtanga


Information about Xamtanga

Cushitic languages

Afaan-Oromo, Afar, Awngi, Beja, Blin, Daasanach, Gawwada, Hadiyya, Iraqw, Sidama, Somali, Waata, Xamtanga

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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