Laro

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Laru, Leera, Liira, Ngwullaro, Yillaro
Population

40,000 (1998).

Location

South Kordofan State, Laro (Alleira) hills north of Heiban town. Villages: Oya, Rodong (Hajar Medani), Hajar Baco, Gunisaia, Serif, Tondly, Reli, Lagau (Serfinila), Getaw (Hajar Tiya), Orme (Ando).

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Yidundili-Yigoromany, Yilaru. Lexical similarity: 90% with Heiban [hbn] (most similar).

Language Use

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

Language Development
Bible portions: 2004–2011.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Laru is the locally preferred name. Al-Leira is the Arabic name.