Zaghawa

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A language of Sudan

Alternate Names
Beri, Beria, Beri-Aa, Berri, Bideyat, Kebadi, Kuyuk, Merida, Soghaua, Zagaoua, Zagawa, Zauge, Zeggaoua, Zeghawa, Zorhaua
Population

180,000 in Sudan (Osman 2006). Total users in all countries: 315,000.

Location

Shamal Darfur and Gharb Darfur states, scattered.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Wagi (Twer), Kube, Tuba (Bideyat). Wagi is the main dialect in Sudan. Ethnic subgroups are Kobe, Dor, and Anka, with slight dialect differences.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Beria (Erfe) script [Qaaz]. Latin script [Latn].

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