Dinka, Southeastern


A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Bor, Cam, Dinka Bor, Eastern Dinka

250,000. Total users in all countries: 265,900.


Jonglei State: Bor South and Twic East counties.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2011, Transitional Constitution, Article 6(1)), primary education, literacy efforts.


Bor (Bor Gok), Athoc (Athoic, Atoc, Bor Athoic, Borathoi), Ghol, Nyarweng (Narreweng, Nyarueng), Tuic (Twi). A member of macrolanguage Dinka [din].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Nuer [nus].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Some literacy materials produced. Taught in primary schools. Literature. NT: 1940.

Latin script [Latn].

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