Nyala language (Sudan)

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Darfur Daju
Native toSudan
RegionDaju Hills
Native speakers
(80,000 cited 1983)[1]
  • Nyala
  • Lagowa
Language codes
ISO 639-3daj

Nyala, also known as Dar Fur, Darfur Daju, Daju Darfur, Beke, Dagu, Daju Ferne and Fininga, is an Eastern Sudanic language of Darfur, Sudan, one of three closely related languages in the area called "Daju" (the other two being the Daju Mongo language and the Sila language). It is spoken near Nyala, the capital of South Darfur province by the Dar Fur Daju people. There are two divergent dialects: Nyala and Lagowa.


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