Moro language

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Moro
Dhimorong
Region Nuba Hills, Sudan
Ethnicity Moro Nuba
Native speakers
unknown (30,000 cited 1982)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mor
Glottolog moro1285[2]

Moro is a Niger–Congo language in the Heiban family spoken by the Moro people in the Nuba Mountains of Kordofan, Sudan.

Dialects[edit]

There are 7 dialects of Moro (Guest 1997a).[3] Ethnologue names are given in parentheses.[4]

  • Laiyənia or Layenia[5] (Laiyen)
  • Tobəɽelda or Thetogovela[6] (Toberelda, Umm Gabralla)
  • Uləba (Ulba)
  • Lənəbwa (Nubwa)
  • Nḏərria or Ndërria[5] (Nderre)
  • Ləmwarəŋ (Dhimorong; = Werria)
  • Ləŋorəban (Longorban, Umm Dorein)

Each dialect corresponds to a separate clan, except for Ləmwarəŋ and Ləŋorəban, which are amalgamated into a single clan known as the Wërria. Thus, there is a total of 6 different clans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moro at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Moro". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ http://www.rogerblench.info/Language/Niger-Congo/Kordofanian/Moro/guest_moro-phonology1997.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=mor
  5. ^ a b Blench, Roger. 2005. A dictionary of the Moro language of the Nuba hills, Sudan. m.s.
  6. ^ Moro Language Project

Further reading[edit]

  • Blench, Roger. 2005. A dictionary of the Moro language of the Nuba hills, Sudan. m.s.
  • Black, K. & K. Black 1971. The Moro language: grammar and dictionary. Khartoum: Sudan Research Unit. MacDiarmid, P.A. and D.N.
  • Edwards, G. 1941. Moro Dictionary. (handwritten m.s.)
  • Gibbard, George, Hannah Rohde & Sharon Rose. (2009). Moro Noun Class Morphology. In M. Matondo, F. McLaughlin & E. Potsdam (eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 106-117.
  • Guest, Elizabeth. 1997a. Moro Phonology. m.s.
  • Guest, Elizabeth. 1997b. Moro Noun Classes. m.s.
  • Guest, Elizabeth. 1997c. Moro Verbs. m.s.
  • Guest, Elizabeth. 1997d. Moro Verbs Lexicon. m.s.
  • Guest, Elizabeth. 1997e. History of the Moro NT. m.s.
  • Guest, Elizabeth. 1998. Miscellaneous Moro Grammar. m.s.
  • Jenks, Peter. (to appear) Noun phrases in Moro. In R. Blench & T. Schadeberg (eds.) Languages of the Nuba Mountains.
  • Jenks, Peter & Sharon Rose (2011). High Tone in Moro: Effects of Prosodic Categories and Morphological Domains. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 29, 211-250.
  • Jenks, Peter and Sharon Rose. (to appear) Syllable Weight and High Tone in Moro. Papers from the 45th Chicago Linguistic Society.
  • Rose, Sharon. The morphological structure of the Moro verb. In R. Blench & T. Schadeberg (eds.) Languages of the Nuba Mountains.
  • MacDiarmid. 1931. The languages of the Nuba Mountains. Sudan Notes and Records 14:149-162.
  • Schadeberg, Thilo C. 1981. A Survey of Kordofanian. Volume 1: The Heiban Group. Hamburg: Helmut Buske.
  • Stevenson, Roland C. 1956-57. "A survey of the phonetics and grammatical structures of the Nuba Mountain languages, with particular reference to Otoro, Katcha and Nyimang". Afrika und Übersee 40:73-84, 93-115; 41:27-65, 117-153, 171-196.
  • Strabone, Andrew & Sharon Rose. (2012). Morpho-phonological properties of the Moro causative. Selected Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • Moro Marriage notes
  • Notes on Language Use in the Moro Community in Khartoum

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