Avokaya

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Abukeia, Avukaya
Population

40,000 in South Sudan (2002). Population total all countries: 65,000.

Location

West Equatoria State, Maridi and Mundri West counties; Central Equatoria State, Yei County. Ajugu dialect: Sudan-Congo border south of Maridi; Ojila dialect: mainly between Naam and Olo rivers and east.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ajugu (Adjiga, Agamoru, Ojiga), Ojila (Odzila, Odziliwa). Avokaya Pur dialect near Faradje (in Democratic Republic of Congo) is reportedly more similar to Logo [log] than to the Ojila dialect of Sudan.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Mundu [muh], especially near Maridi. Also use Baka [bdh], Zande [zne]. Used as L2 by Baka [bdh], Mündü [muh].

Language Development
Poetry. NT: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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