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Gwama

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Ethnocode: 
kmq [Kwama]
Word collection dates: 
Monday, 1 December, 2014 to Friday, 12 December, 2014
Total days: 
9
Location: 
Asosa, Ethiopia
Total participants: 
16
Avg daily participants: 
15.0
Avg hours/day: 
5.5
Avg participant groups: 
3.0
Avg Participants per group: 
4.0
Total domains treated: 
1334
Total raw words collected: 
6641
Local context: 
Participants traveled to the regional capital (Asosa) and were housed there for the duration of the workshop.
% Words glossed: 
100
% Words entered: 
100
Software used: 
FLEx 8.1

This being a language that was strictly oral until just a few years ago, the number of speakers with writing skills in Gwama is limited. In spite of being able to form only three word-collection groups and in spite of that a national celebration in the city of Asosa coincided with one of the days of the word-collection phase, participants were able to complete all of the domains in areas 1-7. Motivation was high and all were encouraged by the results at the end.