- Afro - Asiatic languages Cushitic languages Ostkuschitisch Hochlandostkuschitisch Sidama
The Sidama language (also called Sidamo or Sidaminya, proper name Sidamo ' AFO) is one of the hochlandostkuschitischen languages. It is spoken by about 1.6 million people by the people of Sidama in Southern Ethiopia. The vocabulary is influenced by Ge'ez, Amharic and Oromo the.
The term " Sidama " or " Sidamo " was formerly used for other languages as well as for ostkuschitische omotische languages.