Anuak

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Anyuak, Anywa, Anywak, Dho Anywaa, Jambo, Nuro, Yambo
Population

52,000 in South Sudan (1991 UBS). Population total all countries: 140,000.

Location

Jonglei State, Akobo and Pochalla counties. Also in Ethiopia.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

More similar to Acholi [ach] and Luo languages of Uganda than to Shilluk [shk].

Typology

SVO; prepositions; tonal

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
New media. NT: 1962–1965.
Writing
Ethiopic script, primary usage. Latin script.

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