Uduk language

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Native to Sudan, South Sudan
Ethnicity Uduk people
Native speakers
22,000 in the Sudans (undated; presumably after 2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 udu
Glottolog uduk1239[2]

Uduk, also known as Tw'ampa (T'wampa), is a Koman language spoken in Sudan near the border with Ethiopia. Nearly the entire population fled to a refugee camp in Ethiopia during the Second Sudanese Civil War, but returned to Sudan once fighting stopped. The resurgence of hostilities in the Blue Nile province after 2011 once more resulted in the Uduk community to enter refugee camps in Ethiopia and South Sudan.[3]


  • Don Killian (2015) "Topics in Uduk Phonology and Morphosyntax" Ph.D. thesis. University of Helsinki.
  • Don Killian and Harald Hammarström (2010) "Notes on the morphosyntax of Uduk"
  • Bender, M. L. 1983. Proto-Koman phonology and lexicon. Afrika und Übersee 66, 259–297.
  1. ^ Uduk at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Uduk". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Killian 2015, pp. 4f