Gaam

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Gaahmg, Ingassana, Ingessana, Kamanidi, Mamedja, Mamidza, Metabi, Muntabi, Tabi
Population

67,200 (2000).

Location

Blue Nile State, Baw district, Jebel Tabi and outlying hills.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Buwahg (Buek), Kukur (Gor), Kulang (Bau, Kulelek), Soda (Tao).

Language Use

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

Language Development
Orthography and literacy materials developed. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Called Ingassana, Ingessana by Arabs. Clan groups: Agadi, Bagis, Beek, Bulmut, Kilgu, Kukuli, Mugum, Sidak.