Koalib

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Abri, Kawalib, Kowalib, Lgalige, Ngirere, Nirere, Rere
Population

44,300 (Stevenson 1984).

Location

South Kordofan State, Delami area; Nguqwurang dialect: Umm Berumbita and Turum; Ngunduna dialect: Koalib hills area; Nginyukwur: Nyukwur, Umm Heitan and Hadra; Ngirere: Abri area villages scattered on the plain.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Ngemere, Nginyukwur, Ngirere, Ngunduna, Nguqwurang. Lexical similarity: 75% with most similar Heiban languages.

Language Use

Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
NT: 1967–1994.
Writing
Latin script.