Their three main villages are Geba a meša, Buna Anta, and Kumba, Ethiopia and they practise subsistence farming and hold to a syncretic religion of Orthodox Christianity with tribal practices. The Chara people speak their own Chara language a member of the Omotic Language group, which is linguistically similar to Mela and the numerically much larger Wolaytta both of which many Chara also speak. (See Ethiopian language map).
- Chara Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine at hornof Africa.org.
- Yilma, Aklilu 2002 Sociolinguistic survey report on the Chara language of Ethiopia.
- Ethiopian languages.
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- Sociolinguistic Survey Report of the Chara, Dime, Melo, and Nayi Languages of Ethiopia Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- ethnologue Africa.
- Yilma, Aklilu (1995), "Some notes on the Chara language: Sound system and noun morphology", S.L.L.E. linguistic reports 32: 2-12.
- Chara language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Ethiopia at Country Guides and Profiles.
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