Darfur#3A

Darfur#3A - 1 What languages are spoken in Darfur There are a plethora of languages spoken in Darfur due to the huge variety of cultures and ethnic

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What languages are spoken in Darfur? There are a plethora of languages spoken in Darfur due to the “huge variety of cultures and ethnic groups in the region” (“Darfur”). Arabic, Daju, Erenga, Fongoro, Fulbe (Fulfulde), Fur, Masalit, Sinyar, Tama, and Zaghawa are the languages mostly spoken in Darfur. Arabic is predominately spoken south of Nyala and in the eastern portions of Darfur, but smaller enclaves of Arabic speakers are also found along the Chad border in a narrow strip north of Jebel Si, between Fur and Zaghawa” (“Darfur”). Daju, an “offshoot of the Western branch of the Eastern Sudanic group of the Nilo-Saharan language family,” is spoken in “a small pocket near Nyala” (“Darfur”). Erenga, which is considered a dialect of Tama, is found north of Geneina and across the border in Chad. Fongoro, is spoken south of Sinyar, but the language is considered almost extinct since most speakers of the language shifted to speaking Fur. Fulbe, or Fulfulde, is spoken only in a small area south of Nyala. Fur, is spoken in the center of the region, reaching from Wadi Azum in the west to Al Fashir in the east. Masalit, is mostly spoken west of Wadi Azum and around Geneina, but also spoken across the border, and in a small isolated area south of Nyala. Sinyar, is mostly spoken along the border south of Masalit. It is closely related to Fongoro. Tama, is only found in a small Tama speaking pocket between Jebel Si and Jebel Marra. It is closely related to Daju. Zaghawa, is popular in the northern portions of Darfur. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Eleanorking during the Spring '10 term at Howard.

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Darfur#3A - 1 What languages are spoken in Darfur There are a plethora of languages spoken in Darfur due to the huge variety of cultures and ethnic

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