Zaghawa

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A language of Sudan

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

180,000 in Sudan (Osman 2006). Total users in all countries: 316,660.

Location

North Darfur and West Darfur states, scattered.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Used by all. Also use Sudanese Spoken Arabic [apd].

Language Development

Literature. Dictionary. Grammar.

Writing

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

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