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Arabic, Sudanese Spoken

A language of Sudan

ISO 639-3apd

Population  15,000,000 in Sudan (1991). Population total all countries: 16,833,000.
Region  Primarily north. Also in Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Saudi Arabia.
Alternate names   Khartoum Arabic
Dialects  Khartoum, Western Sudanese, North Kordofan Arabic, Ja’ali, Shukri.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).
Language use  Trade language. All domains. All ages.
Language development  NT: 1978.
Writing system  Arabic script. Latin script.
Comments  Western Sudan Spoken Arabic and Khartoum Arabic dialects, Juba Arabic [pga], have little compatibility (Alan S. Kaye 1988).