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Harari texts were published by Cerulli (1936), Leslau (1965a), Wagner (1983a), and Garad and Wagner (1998), and 291 Harari riddles by Leslau (1982b). 29 Argobba Argobba [argobia] is spoken in a number of villages along the Rift Valley escarpment of northeastern Shoa, for which see the maps of Wetter (2010: 20-21); and in the past in a small community outside Harar (Cohen 1931: 359). Argobba is very similar to Amharic, and although Bender and Hetzron (1976: 30) considered Argobba and Amharic to be dialects, other opinion is that the two are not mutually intelligible (Hudson 2000: 406, Wetter 2006: 900).

The 76% score of Soddo speakers on Dobbi speech, however, seems contrarily small. Similarly divergent are the 85% score of Muher speakers on Dobbi vs. 73% for Dobbi speakers on Muher. b. 5), if not owed, at least in part, to bidialectalism involving the populous Chaha variety. c. 67% score of Inor speakers on Chaha and 78% score of Chaha speakers on Inor are somewhat inconsistent with each other, but generally consistent with Hetzron’s separate grouping of these: Chaha in his Central Western and Inor in his Peripheral Western Gurage.

Similarly divergent are the 85% score of Muher speakers on Dobbi vs. 73% for Dobbi speakers on Muher. b. 5), if not owed, at least in part, to bidialectalism involving the populous Chaha variety. c. 67% score of Inor speakers on Chaha and 78% score of Chaha speakers on Inor are somewhat inconsistent with each other, but generally consistent with Hetzron’s separate grouping of these: Chaha in his Central Western and Inor in his Peripheral Western Gurage. d. 90% score of Inor speakers on Indeganya and 89% score of Indeganya speakers on Inor are consistent with membership of both in Hetzron’s Peripheral Western Gurage (and suggestive of a relationship as dialects not languages).

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