Tima

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Lomorik, Lomuriki, Tamanik, Yibwa
Population

Ethnic population: 5,000 (Dimmendaal 2007).

Location

South Kordofan State, Jebel Tima village, 15 km southwest of Katla, north of Lagawa.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Seriously endangered as a result of the encroaching role of Sudanese Arabic [apd] (Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007). 100% also use Tima [tms]. Used as L2 by Tima [tms].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Though classified as a Kordofanian language (Greenberg 1963), Tima appears to constitute a linguistic isolate together with Katla [kcr] (Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007).