Arabic, Sudanese SpokenPrint
15,000,000 in South Sudan and Sudan. Population total all countries: 1,833,000.
Widespread as L1 or L2. Also in Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan.
3 (Wider communication). De facto national working language.
Ja’ali, Khartoum, North Kordofan Arabic, Shukri, Western Sudanese. Western Sudan Spoken Arabic and Khartoum Arabic dialects have little compatibility (Kaye 1988).
All domains except written. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Written form rarely used; Standard Arabic [arb] used instead.