Karko

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Garko, Karme, Kithonirishe
Population

13,000 (Stevenson 1984).

Location

South Kordofan State, Karko hills, 35 km west of Dilling, includes Dulman.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Karko, Kasha, Shifir. Varieties spoken by the Ilaki on Abu Junuk to the west (1,000) and by the Tamang at El Tabaq southwest of Katla (800) may be dialects or separate languages.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Orthography and literacy materials produced. Interest in language development mainly among older people.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Kaak. The Ama [nyi] call them Karme.