“Ex Uno Plura”: the uneasy road of Ethiopian languages toward standardization

  title={“Ex Uno Plura”: the uneasy road of Ethiopian languages toward standardization},
  author={G. Sav{\`a} and M. Tosco},
  • G. Savà, M. Tosco
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Abstract The history of Ethiopia has witnessed a constant struggle between centralizing forces and regional powers. Since 1991 the pendulum has swung clearly toward a policy of “ethnic federalism.” Nevertheless, to date only a few of the about eighty ethnic groups of Ethiopia have implemented the right to fully develop their own language and use it in education and administration, as enshrined in the new federal constitution. Actually, only Oromo (the second or possibly even the first language… CONTINUE READING
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