Dinka, Southeastern


A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Bor, Eastern Dinka

250,000 in South Sudan. 21,000 Atoc, 9,000 Ghol, 4,000 Nyarueng, 35,000 Twi, 21,000 Bor Gok (Tucker and Bryan 1956). Population total all countries: 265,900.


Jonglei State, Bor South and Twic East counties. Also in Canada.

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Language Status

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


Athoc (Athoic, Atoc, Bor Athoic, Borathoi), Bor (Bor Gok), Ghol, Nyarweng (Narreweng, Nyarueng), Tuic (Twi).

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Nuer [nus] dialects.

Language Development
Some literacy materials produced. Taught in primary schools. NT: 1940.
Latin script.