Afaan Oromoo is spoken by more than 40 million people as mother tongue. In Ethiopia, it is
spoken as a lingua franca by other people who are in contact with Oromoo people. Besides,
Afaan Oromoo is the second widely speared indigenous language in Africa south of the
Sahara. Despite of these facts, Afaan Oromoo had been written by using different scripts
such as Latin, Geez and Arabic. However, in 1991 Latin Script, Qubee was adapted as an
official orthography of Afaan Oromoo writing. Since then, there have been arguments in
favor and against this adaption.

Published: 2019-05-16