Zaghawa

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Beri, Beri-Aa, Berri, Kebadi, Kuyuk, Merida, Soghaua, Zagaoua, Zagawa, Zauge, Zeggaoua, Zeghawa, Zorhaua
Population

75,000 in Sudan (2000 SIL). Population total all countries: 169,000.

Location

North Darfur State, scattered in Darfur and Kordofan.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Kube, Tuba (Bideyat), Wagi (Twer). Wagi is the main dialect in Sudan. Ethnic subgroups are Kobe, Dor, and Anka, with slight dialect differences.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Beria script [Qaaz]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Beri.

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