Fur

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Dala, For, Fora, Fordunga, Forok, Forta, Furakang, Furawi, Kadirgi, Konjara, Korra, Kungara, Kurka, Lali, Onage, Yerge
Population

744,000 in Sudan (2004 SIL). Ethnic population: 900,000 (2014 SIL). Total users in all countries: 745,800.

Location

Gharb Darfur, Janub Darfur, and Shamal Darfur states; some villages in east Sudan.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Literacy materials developed. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Called Furawi by Arabs; Forta by Masalit; Yerge by Daju Dar Sila; Onage by Daju Dar Fur; Forok by Tama; Korra by Zaghawa; Kadirgi by Birgid; Kurka by Meidob; Dala by Kara; Lali by Gula.

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