Shilluk

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Chulla, Dhocolo, Shulla
Autonym
Colo
Population

175,000 (1982 SIL).

Location

Central Upper Nile state: Malakal and Panyikang counties; Fashoda state: Fashoda and Manyo counties.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity 60% with Anuak [anu], Pari [lkr], and Luwo [lwo].

Language Use

Taught in churches. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Taught in churches.

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