Nobiin

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Fiadidja-Mahas, Mahas-Fiadidja, Mahas-Fiyadikkya
Population

295,000 in Sudan (1996). Population total all countries: 605,000.

Location

Northern State, Wadi Halfa district, Burgeg to Wadi Halfa; Kassala State, New Halfa.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Mahas (Mahasi, Mahass). Lexical similarity: 67% with Kenzi [xnz], but not intelligible of it.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Poetry. Bible portions: 1860–1899.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab]. Coptic script [Copt], Old Nubian variant. Latin script [Latn].

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