Dinka, Southeastern

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Bor, Eastern Dinka
Population

250,000 in South Sudan. Population total all countries: 265,900.

Location

Jonglei State, Bor South and Twic East counties.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2011, Transitional Constitution, Article 6(1)), primary education, literacy efforts.

Dialects

Athoc (Athoic, Atoc, Bor Athoic, Borathoi), Bor (Bor Gok), Ghol, Nyarweng (Narreweng, Nyarueng), Tuic (Twi). A member of macrolanguage Dinka [din].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Nuer [nus].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Some literacy materials produced. Taught in primary schools. NT: 1940.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].