Fur

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Dala, For, Fora, Fordunga, Forok, Forta, Furakang, Furawi, Kadirgi, Konjara, Korra, Kungara, Kurka, Lali, Onage, Yerge, bèle fòòr, fòòraŋ bèle
Autonym
Poor’íŋ Belé’ŋ
Population

744,000 (2004 SIL). Ethnic population: 900,000 (2014 SIL). Total users in all countries: 745,800.

Location

Gharb Darfur, Janub Darfur, and Shamal Darfur states; some villages in east Sudan.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Literacy materials developed. Literature. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Called Furawi by Arabs; Forta by Masalit; Yerge by Daju Dar Sila; Onage by Daju Dar Fur; Forok by Tama; Korra by Zaghawa; Kadirgi by Birgid; Kurka by Meidob; Dala by Kara; Lali by Gula.

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