Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL International
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
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Information from: “LL-MAP (Language and Location: A Map Accessibility Project)” . Anthony Aristar and Helen Aristar-Dry and Yichun Xie (2012)
Information from: “A Sociolinguistic Survey of the Ganza, Komo, and "Baruun be Magtole" Language Groups” . Amy Krell (2011) SIL International
100 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"In 2004, the number of Ganza speakers was reportedly 5,400 [...] there may be approximately 2,600 speakers of Ganza in Sudan, in addition to those in Ethiopia."
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OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Sudanese Spoken Arabic; Uduk; Mabaan
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"The Ganza believe that, if they are taught well, it would be good for them to read and write in their mother tongue. Ganza is good to speak in their area. Young people are proud of the Ganza language, and they love it. It is significant to the Ganza that their language is passed from generation to generation. They would like to have stories about their history available in their language. They feel that Ganza would be the best language for a teacher to use in school, but there is no one to teach it."
Blue Nile Province, Sudan; Western Oromo, Ethiopia
"Other villages where Ganza/Gwami is spoken include Tugubele, Korbum, Darsoma, and Yeshkab. Yamasala, Ethiopia is a village where Ganza is also spoken. Apparently, all the people living in Dahmoh speak Ganza."