Tepes language

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Soo
Tepes
Region Uganda
Ethnicity 5,000 (2007)[1]
Native speakers
50 (2012)[1]
Dialects
  • Tepes
  • Kadam
  • Napak
Language codes
ISO 639-3 teu
Glottolog sooo1256[2]
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Soo is the Kuliak language of the Tepes people of northeastern Uganda. It is also spelled So and Tepeth. The language is moribund, with most of the population of 5,000 having shifted to Karamojong, and only a few elders still speaking Soo. So is divided into three major dialects, Tepes, Kadam (Katam) and Napak (Yog toŋi).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Soo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Soo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.