Fur (bèle fòòr / fòòraŋ bèle / فوراوي)

Fur is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by about 900,000 people in Darfur in the south west of Sudan. There are also some speakers of Fur in Chad. It belongs to the Fur branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family.

Fur is related to Amdang and Mimi, which are spoken in Chad.

Fur alphabet and pronunciation

Fur alphabet and pronunciation


Fur is a tonal language with tones marked as follows:

Download an alphabet chart for Fur (Excel)

Information compiled by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Fur


Information about Fur

Nilo-Saharan languages

Acholi, Alur, Aringa, Avokaya, Baka, Bari, Beli, Bongo, Daza, Dholuo, Dinka, Dongotono, Fur, Jur Modo, Kanuri, Karamojong, Keliko, Komo, Lotuko, Lokoya, Lopit, Lugbara, Maasai, Ma'di, Mandari, Morokodo, Moru, Narim, Nuer, Nobiin, Old Nubian, Olu'bo, Shilluk, Toposa, Turkana, Uduk, Wa'di, Zaghawa, Zarma

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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