Daju, Dar Fur

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Beke, Dagu, Daju Ferne, Fininga, Nyala-Lagowa
Population

80,000 (Bender 1983).

Location

South Darfur State, Daju hills 40 km northeast of Nyala; West Darfur State, Geneina district. Lagowa dialect: South Kordofan State, near Lagawa, Dar el Kabira (Kidong), Silecce, Warina, Jebel Miheila, Nyukri, and Tamanyik villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lagowa, Nyala. Lexical similarity: 83% with Nyala and Lagowa dialects, 74% with Daju Dar Sila [dau], 62% with Shatt [shj], 56% with Logorik [liu].

Language Use

Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Orthography and literacy materials produced.
Writing
Latin script.