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A branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, spoken in Ethiopia.

[After the Omo River in western Ethiopia.]
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Noun1.Omotic - a group of related languages spoken in a valley of southern Ethiopia; closely related to Cushitic languages
Afrasian, Afrasian language, Afroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Hamito-Semitic - a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
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The Omotic languages are linguistically the most divergent of the Afroasiatic language phylum, suggesting that Omotic speakers may have lived in southwestern Ethiopia for a long and sustained period of time.
1925) began preaching a message of renewal and liberation to his compatriots, the Omotic peoples of southern Ethiopia.
in Ethiopia, offers an extended study of ethnobotany in this work, where plant names and uses are compiled for the Awi, Gumuz, and Shinasha people of Ethiopia, who speak, respectively, languages in the Cushitic, Nilo-Saharan, and Omotic families.
High East Cushitic *yV- means 'to say', South Cushitic *yV- means 'to say' and Omotic * yV- means 'to say'.
The Dravidian and Egyptian families have disappeared altogether, while the Omotic and Malayo-Polynesian families have been added.
The same construction-level overlap with complementation can in fact be found with finite constructions of purpose in some other languages, as in the Omotic language Maale, where the conjunction gudi in combination with a verb marked for the future imperfective can be used both as a complement to a manipulative or desiderative verb, as in (34) below, or as a purpose clause, as in (35).