Fur is a number of the Fur branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family It is spoken by about 745,800 people in Sudan and Chad. There are about 744,000 speakers of Fur mainly in the states of North Darfur, South Darfur and West Darfur in southwestern Sudan, and also in the east of Sudan. There are also about 1,800 Fur speakers in the Sila region of southeastern Chad.
Fur is also known as Dala, For, Fora, Fordunga, Forok, Forta, Furakang, Furawi, Kadirgi, Konjara, Korra, Kungara, Kurka, Lali, Onage or Yerge. Native speakers call it Poor [pɔɔr] and call themselves Poora [pɔɔra]. Fur is related to Amdang and Mimi, which are spoken in Chad.
Fur is written with the Latin alphabet and is used in literature and on the radio.
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Information compiled by Michael Peter Füstumum
Abo'ŋ soom'íŋ gʉʉdpáálí: Dɨ̌jakajak Kʉmʉ̂ndʉ Birâm-sí, Mororo ka̱a̱rɨŋɨ Tobolla, naŋ dééŋ dɨó rʉnyʉŋo. Abo'ŋ soom gʉʉd piá na sooma kerŋa-lé nás dée-lé poor'íŋ belé'ŋ rim ɨwɨ́ namaŋ ettê ná yé dog gʉʉdpáálí-ii. Dɨ̌jakajak kí poor'íŋ belé'ŋ jʉtʉ́mó'ŋ daara kwǎŋ, táárí piá suŋŋâ ná domboreŋa ka̱rʉ̂l, naŋ yé dog dítǐn dombore rááŋa ná pʉʉrɨŋ ka̱rɨ́a. Assô assô ǎ̱w ná loŋpii júndí kee nás dáíŋ órré ta̱bʉ́ŋ keeré.
Information about Fur
Acholi, Alur, Aringa, Ateso, Avokaya, Baka, Bari, Beli, Bongo, Daza, Dholuo, Dinka, Dongotono, Fur, Jur Modo, Kanuri, Karamojong, Keliko, Komo, Lango, 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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