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1. (used with a pl. verb) A group of tribes in southern Ethiopia.
2. Any of the Semitic languages of the Gurage.
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Anyway, the modern diversity of Gurage people and languages could not reasonably derive from an origin so unitary and relatively recent.
Most of the Gurage peoples share ensete culture with their neighboring Cushitic and Omotic groups (Kambata, Janjero, etc.); domestic life focused around the cultivation of the "false banana tree" (Ensete ventricosum), which provides the staple food.