|Ethnicity||Kadugli, Katcha, Damba, Tumma|
Kadugli, also Katcha-Kadugli-Miri or Central Kadu, is a Kadu language or dialect cluster spoken in Kordofan. Stevenson treats the varieties as dialects of one language, and they share a single ISO code, though Schadeberg (1989) treats them as separate languages.
There are five commonly cited varieties. Three of them are rather divergent, on the verge of being distinct languages:
- Katcha (Tolubi, Dholubi)
- Kadugli proper (Dakalla, Talla, Dhalla, Toma Ma Dalla, Kudugli, Morta)
However, they share a single orthography and use the same literacy materials (Ethnologue).
Of the two other commonly cited varieties, Damba is somewhat closer to Kadugli, while Tumma appears to be a (sub)dialect of Katcha.
- Katcha-English Dictionary (one of the Kadu languages)
- Katcha, Kadugli, and Miri basic lexicon at the Global Lexicostatistical Database
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