Oromo Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Oromo Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Oromo grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Oromo. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Oromo Alphabet

Learning the Oromo alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Oromo language.

Below is a table showing the Oromo alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Oromo AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
a[a]as in father
b[b]as in bay
c[ʨ]ch as in chay
d[d]as in day
e[ɛ]as in elephant
f[f]as in fine
g[ɡ]as in gold
h[h]as in house
i[i]'ee' as in meat
j[ʥ]as in job
k[k]as in kitchen
l[l]as in life
m[m]as in man
n[n]as in nice
o[o]as in olive
p[p]as in pool
q[k]as in kiss
r[r]as in rice
s[s]as in smile
t[t]as in time
u[u]'oo' as in mood
v[f]f as in free
w[w]as in wind
x[ks]as in wax
y[j]as in year
z[z]as in Zulu

Oromo Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Oromo Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Oromo. Once you're done with Oromo alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Oromo lessons here: Learn Oromo. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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