Lionel Bender, is called "Topics in Omotic
Morphology" (chapter 29).
Added to these geographical contrasts are its vastly different ethnic groups: Semitic in the north; Cushtic, mainly in the south, but with pockets in the north; Omotic
in the southwest; and NiloSahran in the far west, near the Sudan border.
Bomhard's wide-ranging and highly speculative study attempts to connect Prosto-Indo-European language forms with so-called Proto-Afroasiatic forms (the Proto-Afroasiatic group of languages includes the Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic
, and Chadic families).
Wolaitta is a language from the Omotic
branch of the Afroasiatic language family and is spoken in Ethiopia.
Loprieno's "alternative model," which is absolutely unrealistic when it shows Omotic
as the closest typological "relative" of Semitic (p.
3) Other families or groups outside Asia that are SOV or predominantly SOV include Khoisan, Cushitic, Omotic
, the Mande group of Niger-Kordofanian, Uralic (less Finnic), Papuan, Athabascan, Siouan, Uto-Aztecan, Hokan, Tanoan, Gulf, Chibchan-Paezan, Panoan, Tacanan, and Macro-Je.
In Ethiopia, Amharic has spread considerably into territory earlier populated by speakers of other languages - in ancient times the southern Agaw language of north-central Ethiopia, and since the nineteenth century, languages of the south such as Cushitic Sidamo and Omotic
Felice Israel's paper on Phoenician, unfortunately, contains little new, whereas Marcello Lamberti offers some new arguments defending Omotic
as a separate sub-branch of Afroasiatic.