Sila language (Chad)

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Sila Daju
Dar Sila
Native toChad, Sudan
RegionDaju Hills
Native speakers
70,000 in Chad (2000–2009)[1]
Unwritten
Language codes
ISO 639-3dau
Glottologdars1235[2]

The Sila language, also known as Dar Sila, Dar Sila Daju, Bokor, Bokorike, Bokoruge, Dadjo, Dajou, Daju, and Sula, is an Eastern Sudanic language, one of three closely related languages in the area called "Daju" (the other two being the Nyala language and the Daju Mongo language). It is spoken in Chad near the Darfur border, with migration into Sudan. There are two dialects, Sila proper and Mongo, the latter not to be confused with Daju Mongo.

References[edit]

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