Southern Burun language

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Southern Burun
Native to South Sudan, Sudan
Region Upper NileBlue Nile border
Ethnicity Jumjum, Mabaan
Native speakers
(75,000 cited 1987)[1]
  • Mabaan
  • Ulu
  • Jumjum
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
mfz – Mabaan, Ulu
jum – Jumjum
Glottolog maba1272[2]

Southern Burun is a Nilotic language of Sudan. It is a dialect continuum with Burun proper (Northern Burun), Mabaan/Ulu, and Jumjum (Arabic: جومجوم(?)).


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