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A language of Uganda

Alternate Names
Icetod, Icietot, Ng’ateus, Ng’ateuso, Ngulak, Teus, Teuso, Teuth
Population

10,000 (2002 census), increasing. Ethnic population: 10,000.

Location

Northeast, Kaabong District, Dodoth county, Kamion subcounty.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Very different from other Eastern Sudanic languages.

Typology

VSO; ejectives and implosives, ATR vowel harmony, voiceless vowels, 8 morphological cases, non-final and final forms for all stems and morphemes, lexical tone

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Some also use Ng’aKarimojong [kdj], Turkana [tuv], Swahili [swh], or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Very low. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Films. Dictionary.
Writing
Latin script, used since 2009.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.