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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Atuot, Atwot, Thok Cieng Reel
Autonym
Thok Reel
Population

L1 users: 50,000 (1998). The Kuek and Jikeyi have many monolinguals and are regarded as having the purest form of the language (SIL).

Location

Lakes State, south Yirol West county; Ciec Dinka [dib] language area is north near Panekar; Agar Dinka [dib] language area west near Lake Nyibor; Jur Modo [bex] south; and Ador Dinka [dib] east near Yirol.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Cieng Luai, Cieng Nhyam. Lexical similarity 77% with Nuer [nus]; 49% with Dinka languages.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use South Central Dinka [dib].

Language Development
Dictionary.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Live among and are culturally Dinka; 100 km from the Nuer, but have common grazing grounds with them. Subtribes: Apak, Luac, Jilek, Jikey (Rorkec), Akot, and Kuek. Cieng Luai dialect spoken by Luac, Jilek, and Akot; Cieng Nhyam spoken by Kuek and Jikeyi.

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