Katcha-Kadugli-Miri

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A language of Sudan

Population

75,000 (2004 SIL). 30,000 Katcha and Kadugli (2004), 4,000 Miri.

Location

Janub Kurdufan state. Belanya, Dabakaya, Farouq, Kafina, Katcha, and Tuna villages (Katcha dialect); ’Daalimo, Kadugli, Kulba, Murta, Takko, and Thappare villages (Kadugli dialect); Hayar al-Nimr, Kadoda, Kasari, Kuduru, Kya, Luba, Miri Bara, Miri Guwa, Nyimodu, Sogolle, Tulluk, and Umduiu villages (Miri dialect).

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Katcha (Dholubi, Tolubi), Kadugli (Dakalla, Dhalla, Kudugli, Morta, Talla, Toma Ma Dalla), Miri, Damba, Tumma. Stevenson (1984) treats them as dialects of one language. Ruhlen (1987) and Schadeberg (1989) treat them as separate. Samir Bulus says that Tumma is dialect of Katcha. Lexical similarity: 85% among Katcha, Kadugli, and Miri dialects, 88% between Kadugli and Damba.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Orthography and literacy materials used in Katcha, Kadugli, and Miri. Literature. Grammar. Bible portions: 2003–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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