Anuak

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Anyuak, Anywa, Anywaa, Anywak, Dha Anywaa, 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.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly 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 [Ethi], primary usage. Latin script [Latn].

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