Aja language (Nilo-Saharan)

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Not to be confused with Aja language (Niger–Congo).
Aja
Native to South Sudan, Central African Republic
Ethnicity Aja people
Native speakers
200  (1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aja
Glottolog ajas1235[2]

Aja is a Central Sudanic language spoken in the southern South Sudanese province of Bahr el Ghazal and along the South Sudanese border in the Central African Republic. Although the Aja are ethnically Kresh, their language is unintelligible to other Kresh languages. It is largely Banda in vocabulary, though it remains Kresh in structure. Most members of the tribe are bilingual in Kresh. Alternate spellings are Adja and Ajja.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aja at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Aja (Sudan)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.