Koalib

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Abri, Kandiza Kethi Koalib, Kawaaliib, Kawalib, Kowalib, Lgalige, Nirere, Rere
Autonym
Kwɐ̀ɐlîp
Population

100,000 (Quint 2009).

Location

Janub Kurdufan state: Delami area. Hadra, Nyukwur, and Umm Heitan (Nginyukwur dialect); Abri area villages scattered on the plain (Ngirere dialect); Koalib hills area (Ngunduna dialect); Turum and Umm Berumbita (Nguqwurang dialect).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Nguqwurang, Ngunduna, Nginyukwur, Ngirere, Ngemere. Lexical similarity: 75% with most similar Heiban languages.

Language Use

Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Literature. NT: 1967–1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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