Aja language (Nilo-Saharan)

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Native toSouth Sudan, Central African Republic
EthnicityAja people
Native speakers
(200 cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3aja

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.


  1. ^ Aja at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Aja (Sudan)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.