Native toEthiopia
RegionDirashe special woreda, Southern Ethiopia
Native speakers
1,500 (2007 census)[1]
  • Mashole
  • Lohu
  • Dobase (Gobeze)
Language codes
ISO 639-3gwd (part)

Dobase is a Cushitic language spoken in the Dirashe special woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region located in southern Ethiopia. When Blench (2006) reclassified Bussa from the Dullay to the Konsoid branch of Cushitic, he left the erstwhile Mashole, Lohu, and Dobase (D'oopace, D'opaasunte) dialects behind as the Dobase language.[2]


  1. ^ Bussa less Mashile and Mosiye Ethiopia 2007 Census Archived November 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Blench, 2006. The Afro-Asiatic Languages: Classification and Reference List (ms)