Moru

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A language of South Sudan

Autonym
Kala Moru
Population

70,000 (1982 SIL). 1,200 Agi, 2,500 Andri, 5,000 Kadiro, 9,000 Miza, 400 Wa’di.

Location

Western Equatoria state: Mundri East and Mundri West counties.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2011, Transitional Constitution, Article 6(1)).

Dialects

Agi, Andri, ’Bali’ba, Kadiro, Lakama’di, Miza, Wa’di. Andri and ’Bali’ba dialects are similar, Kadiro and Lakama’di are nearly identical.

Typology

SVO, SOV.

Language Use

All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Zande [zne]. Used as L2 by Baka [bdh], Morokodo [mgc].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 85%. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Bible: 2000.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Miza dialect is the written standard.

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