Shatt

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A language of Sudan

Population

15,000 (Stevenson 1984).

Location

South Kordofan State, Shatt Daman, Shatt Safia, and Shatt Tebeldia; Abu Hashim and Abu Sinam areas.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 64% with Liguri [liu], 62% with Dar Fur Daju [daj] (Nyala and Lagowa), 60% with Dar Sila Daju [dau].

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Orthography and literacy materials developed.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Shatt, dispersed or scattered, applied by Arabic speakers to various inhabitants of the Kordofan Hills. Distinct from Thuri (Shatt) [thu] in the Lwo group.