Burun

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Borun, Cai, Lange
Population

18,000 (Voegelin and Voegelin 1977).

Location

Blue Nile State, north Kurmuk district.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Abuldugu (Bogon, Mugo-Mborkoina), Maiak, Mufwa (Mopo), Mughaja (Mugaja, Mumughadja), Ragreig. Some southern dialects intelligible with Mabaan [mfz].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Orthography and literacy materials in use. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Bible portions: 2006–2011.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

3 cultural sections: Northern, comprising Cerkom (Serkum), Morkuny (Baldugu), Mayica (Magaja); Eastern, comprising Gengar (Kurmuk), Jorak (Jorok), Redwak (Regareg); South-West, comprising Mayak, Mofo (Mufu).