|Region||Lamu District, Tana River|
|13,000 (2009 census)|
The current language of the Waata may be a dialect of Orma or otherwise Southern Oromo. However, there is evidence that they may have shifted from a Southern Cushitic language, a group that includes Dahalo.
- Waata at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Endangered Languages Project data for Sanye.
- Martin Walsh, 1992/1993. The Vuna and the Degere: Remnants and Outcasts among the Duruma and Digo of Kenya and Tanzania. Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research 34/35: 133–147.
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