Lowland East Cushitic languages
The ostkuschitischen languages belong to the Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic primary language family. Most of these languages are spoken in southwest Ethiopia, next to it are ostkuschitische languages in eastern Ethiopia, in the southeast of Eritrea, common in Somalia, Djibouti, and in northeastern Kenya.
The largest single languages are Oromo language spoken by about 30 million people and the spoken of at least 12 million Somaliland, the national language of Somalia. More ostkuschitische languages , each with over one million speakers are Sidama, Hadiyya, Kambaata and Afar.
- Afro-Asiatic Cushitic Ostkuschitisch Hochlandostkuschitisch Alaba - K'abeena / Qabena; K'abeena is classified in part as a dialect of Kambaata
- Kambaata (including Timbaro )
- Libido / Mareko; emerged from the Hadiyya
- Afar - Saho Afar
- ( Nord-Omo-Tana/Bayso; under Western Omo - Tana classified )
- Western Omo - Tana Arbore
- El Molo
- East Sam bonuses
- Somali (including Maay, Maxaa )
- Konso - Gidole Konso
- Dirasha ( Gidole )
Tosco and Sava (2003) also assign Ongota / Birale as part of a Ostkuschitischen, while other investigators consider this language as a separate branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. Robert Hetzron struck before 1980, to classify the languages spoken in Tanzania südkuschitischen languages morphological reasons as part of the ostkuschitischen languages.