Kanga

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A language of Sudan

Population

14,000 (2012 J. Leclerc).

Location

Janub Kurdufan state: Miri hills, west and southwest of Kadugli; Kufa village cluster southeast of Miri, northeast of Lima, and north of Kanga. Bilenya, Dologi, Lenyaguyox, Lima, Kilag, Kufa, Mashaish, and Toole (center) villages (Kufa-Lima dialect).

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Abu Sinun, Chiroro-Kursi, Kanga, Kufa-Lima, Krongo Abdalla. Lexical similarity: 85% with the Tumma dialect of Katcha-Kadugli-Miri [xtc] (most similar).

Language Use

Some children still use Kufa-Lima at home. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Orthography and literacy materials produced. Literature.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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