DOMAINS OF USE
- MORE ON VITALITY
"The Yem people have a very positive attitude towards their mother tongue and are convinced that their language will be used throughout generations and that it will not be forgotten. However, some are aware of the fact that there are Yem people who do not speak their mother tongue any more. They referred to them as 'those who live outside the Yem District,' or 'those mixed with Oromo.' Several times we were told that someone who stays in the Yem District will not forget his language, but if he leaves his area, he may give it up."
- SPEAKER ATTITUDE
- Very positive.
- INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
- Weekly radio broadcast are in Yem.
- OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
- LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"Within the family Yemsa is used primarily. The use of Yemsa as the language in the homes is very stable. [...] Even in town Yemsa is used predominantly; but a large number of people seem to use Amharic as the language for matters related to administration."
- Scripts (Writing system)
- None officially; some speakers try to use fidel to write Yem.