Anuak

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Anyuak, Anywa, Anywaa, Anywak, Dha Anywaa, Dho Anywaa, Jambo, Nuro, Yambo
Population

L1 users: 52,000 (1991 UBS). Total users in all countries: 144,710 (as L1: 142,600; as L2: 2,110).

Location

Jonglei State, Akobo and Pochalla counties.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly more similar to Acholi [ach] and Luo languages of Uganda than to Shilluk [shk].

Typology

SVO; prepositions; tonal.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literature. Grammar. Bible: 2013.
Writing

Ethiopic script [Ethi], primary usage. Latin script [Latn].

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