Tira

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Lithiro, Thiro, Tiro
Population

40,000 (1982 SIL).

Location

South Kordofan State, hills between Kauda and Talodi.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Kinderma (Kanderma), Tira El Akhdar (Tira Dagig), Tira Lumum (Luman), Tira Mandi. Slight variations among dialects. Lexical similarity: 75% with Moro [mor] (most similar).

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
NT: 2008.
Writing
Latin script.