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Afar
Qafaraf
Native to Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia
Region Horn of Africa
Ethnicity Afar
Native speakers 1,990,800  (2017)
Language family
Writing system Latin
Recognised minority language in  Djibouti
 Eritrea
 Ethiopia

The Afar language (Afar: Qafaraf) (also known as ’Afar Af, Afaraf, Qafar af) is a lowland East Cushitic language spoken by the Afar people in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. It is thought to have 1.5 million speakers. Its most similar language is the Saho language.


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