Sudan

Information about Sudan

Region:Africa
Capital:Khartoum
Population:37,200,000
Area (sq km):2,503,890
FIPS Country Code:SU
ISO Country Code:SD
GRN Office:

The Challenge of Sudan

There are 200-300 languages and dialects in Sudan. Arabic is the official language. Functional literacy is only about 33%.

Over the years, GRN has produced recordings in 129 languages and dialects. About 65% of the people are Muslim, 24% Christian, and 11% traditional ethnic religions.

However, due to the civil war and persecution of believers in some areas, Christians have spread all around the country, leading to a multiplication of congregations in areas with many unreached people. (Statistics from 'Operation World', GRN and SIL.)

Map of Sudan

Map of Sudan

Languages and dialects spoken in Sudan

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Found 64 language names


Language Names Recordings Available
Abu Hashi:m [Sudan] - Dialect [shj]
Acheron [Sudan] - ISO Language [acz]
Acholi [Uganda] - ISO Language [ach]
Anuak [Sudan] - ISO Language [anu]
Arabic: Nomad [Sudan] - Dialect [apd]
Arabic, Sudanese - ISO Language [apd]
Arabic, Sudanese: Khartoum - Dialect [apd]
Arabic, Sudanese: North Kordofan - Dialect [apd]
Ballanda: Bor [Sudan] - ISO Language [bxb]
Bari: Nyangbara [ash-Sharqiyah] - Dialect [bfa]
Bari: Pojulu [Sudan] - Dialect [bfa]
Bedawi [Sudan] - ISO Language [bej]
Bedawi: Beni-Amir [Sudan] - Dialect [bej]
Berta: Chogo [Sudan] - Dialect [wti]
Burun [ash-Shamaliyah] - ISO Language [bdi]
Dilling [Sudan] - ISO Language [dil]
English: Africa [Sierra Leone] - Group of Dialects [eng]
Fanda [Sudan, Nuba Mountains] - Dialect [eli]
Fur [Darfur] - ISO Language [fvr]
Gulfan [Sudan] - ISO Language [ghl]
Gumuz: Ganza [ash-Shamaliyah] - Dialect [guk]
Gumuz: Gesso [Sudan] - Other Speech Variety [guk]
Heiban [ash-Shamaliyah] - ISO Language [hbn]
Julud [ash-Shamaliyah] - Dialect [kcr]
Jur: Habat [Sudan] - Dialect [lwo]
Jur Luo [Bahr al-Ghazal] - Dialect [lwo]
Jur: Molo [Sudan] - Dialect [nwm]
Kacipo-Balesi [Sudan] - ISO Language [koe]
Katcha-Kadugli-Miri: Katcha [Kurdufan] - Dialect [xtc]
Katcha-Kadugli-Miri: Morta [Sudan] - Dialect [xtc]
Katla [Sudan] - ISO Language [kcr]
Kena [Sudan] - ISO Language [xnz]
Koalib [Sudan] - ISO Language [kib]
Koalib: Delami [Sudan] - Dialect [kib]
Koalib: Ngirere [Kurdufan, South Kordofan] - Dialect [kib]
Koalib: Nukr [Sudan] - Dialect [kib]
Kortala [Sudan] - Dialect [kdu]
Krongo [Sudan] - ISO Language [kgo]
Krongo: Abdulla [Sudan] - Dialect [xtc]
Laro [ash-Shamaliyah] - ISO Language [lro]
Logorik: Tallau [Sudan] - Dialect [liu]
Lomia: Ibonni [ash-Sharqiyah] - Dialect [lot]
Lumun [Sudan] - ISO Language [lmd]
Massalit [Darfur] - ISO Language [mls]
Mesakiin: Dagiig [Sudan] - Dialect [jle]
Mesakiin: Tawal [Sudan] - Dialect [jle]
Moro [Sudan] - ISO Language [mor]
Moro: Logorban [Kurdufan] - Dialect [mor]
Ngile: Daloka [Sudan] - Dialect [jle]
Nobiin [Sudan] - ISO Language [fia]
Nyimang [Sudan] - ISO Language [nyi]
Otoro [Sudan] - ISO Language [otr]
Pazande: Sudan [Congo, Democratic Republic of, Haut-Zaire] - Dialect [zne]
Shatt [Sudan] - ISO Language [shj]
Shat: Tamaam [Sudan] - Dialect [shj]
Shilluk: Southern [Sudan] - ISO Language [shk]
Shwaia [Kurdufan] - ISO Language [shw]
Temein [ash-Shamaliyah] - ISO Language [teq]
Tira [ash-Shamaliyah] - ISO Language [tic]
Tira: Tira Lumum [Sudan] - Dialect [tic]
Togoy [Sudan] - ISO Language [tgy]
Toicha [Sudan] - ISO Language [taz]
Tupuri [Cameroon, Extrème-Nord] - ISO Language [tui]
Umm Heitan [Sudan] - Dialect [kib]

People Groups in Sudan

Acheron; Afitti; Amhara, Ethiopian; Amri; Arab, Egyptian; Arab, Mongallese; Arab, Moroccan; Arab, Sudanese; Arab, Syrian; Arab, Yemeni; Armenian; Awlad Hassan; Awlad Mana; Baggara, Arab, Shuwa; Baggara, Fertit; Baggara, Habbania; Baggara, Messiria; Baggara, Selim; Bangala; Batahin; Baya; Baygo; Bederia; Beja, Bedawi; Beja, Bisharin; Beja, Hadendoa; Benshangul, Berta; Berti; Bideyat; Birgid, Arabized; Burun; Burun, Arabized; Dair; Daju, Bokoruge; Daju, Dar Fur; Dar Hamid; Deaf; Debri, Wei; Delen; Dilling, Arabized; Dubasiyin; El Hugeirat; Eliri; Fa-c-Aka, Aka; Fezara; Fongoro; Fulbe, Fulani; Fungor; Fur; Gaaliin, Jaaliyin; Gaam, Ingassana; Ganza; Garko; Gawamaa; Gbaya-Bossangoa; Ghulfan, Arabized; Gimma; Guhayna; Gule; Gulud; Gumuz; Hamar, Hammer; Hasania; Hausa; Hawawir; Heiban; Homa; Husseinat; Jomang; Jumjum; Kababish; Kadaru; Kadaru, Arabized; Kadugli, Arabized; Kanga; Kanuri, Yerwa; Karko, Arabized; Katcha-Kadugli-Miri; Katla; Kawahia; Keiga; Keiga Jirru; Kelo; Kerarish; Kimr; Kineenawi; Koalib; Koma, Central; Krongo; Kunama; Kuraan; Lafofa; Lahawin; Laro; Logol; Logorif; Lomon; Maalia; Maba; Manasir; Mandala; Mararit; Mararit, Arabized; Masakin; Masalit; Me'en, Mekan; Midobi; Midob, Tidda Arabized; Mimi, Amdang; Molo; Moro; Moro Hills; Ngile; Nubian, Dongola; Nubian, Fedicca / Mohas; Nyangatom; Nyiman; Nyimang, Arabized; Oromo, Macha; Otoro Nuba; Rashaida; Reshiat, Daasanach; Rizeigat; Rubatab; Rufaa; Sara Ngambai; Sebei; Shaikia, Arabized; Shatt; Sherifi; Shukria; Shwai; Sokoro; Sungor; Tagale, Arabized; Tagoy; Tama; Temain; Temein, Arabized; Tigrai, Tigrinya; Tigre; Tima; Tingal; Tira; Tira, Arabized; Togole; Tubu, Teda; Tukam; Tulishi; Tulishi, Kamdang; Tumma; Tumtum; Tungur; Turk; Turum; Uduk; Umm Heitan; Uncu, Ghulfan; Wali; Wali, Arabized; Warnang, Werni; Yazeed; Yulu; Zaghawa; Zaghawa, Arabized;

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