Kenzi

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A language of Egypt

Alternate Names
Kenuz, Kenuzi, Kunuz, Kunuz Nubian, Kunuzi, Mattokki
Population

450,000 (2006).

Location

Upper Nile Valley, Aswan, Kom Ombo, scattered in various cities.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Similar to Andaandi [dgl].

Language Use

Many are now monolingual in Egyptian [arz] or Sa’idi Arabic [aec]. The shift to Arabic is expected to continue in cities.

Writing
Arabic script. Coptic script, Old Nubian variant. Latin script.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Kunuz or Kunuz Nubian. Muslim.