Gciriku

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A language of Namibia

Alternate Names
Dciriku, Diriko, Diriku, Manyo, Mbogedo, Mbogedu, Rugciriku, Shimbogedu
Autonym
Rumanyo
Population

13,800 (2016). Total users in all countries: 39,800.

Location

Kavango East, Kavango West, Otjozondjupa, and Zambezi regions.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2009, National Curriculum, Basic Education, Sections 4.1.5.1 and 5.5), mainly used as education medium in primary grades.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Simaa [sie] and Kwangali [kwn].

Language Use

Administration.

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Literature. Radio. Dictionary. NT: 1988.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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