Didinga language

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Didinga
Lango
Native to South Sudan
Region Didinga Hills
Ethnicity Didinga (Chukudum, Lowudo)
Native speakers
60,000  (2007)[1]
Nilo-Saharan?
Language codes
ISO 639-3 did
Glottolog didi1258[2]

The Didinga language (’Di’dinga) is an Eastern Sudanic language spoken by the Chukudum and Lowudo peoples of the Didinga Hills of South Sudan. It is classified as a member of the southwest branch Surmic languages (Fleming 1983). Its nearest relative is Narim.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Didinga at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Didinga". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Fleming, Harold. 1983. "Surmic etymologies," in Nilotic Studies: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Languages and History of the Nilotic Peoples, Rainer Vossen and Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst, 524–555. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer.