Nuer is a member of the Western Nilotic group of the Nilo-Saharan languages. It spoken in South Sudan and in the Gambela region in western Ethiopia. In 2007 there were about 890,000 speakers of Nuer, which is also known as Nur.
Dialects of Nuer include Dor, Eastern Jikany, Abigar, Western Jikany, Cien, Thognaath, Lou, Nyuong, Thiang, Bul Chol, Gawaar, Jagei, Laak, Leek and Dok.
Nuer is written with a version of the Latin alphabet using an orthography adopted at the Rejaf Language Conference in 1928. This has been modified to some extent by missionaries since then.
Corrections by Michael Peter Füstumum
Naath dial diethɛ kɛ a lɔr kä päärkɛ kɛ ciaŋ malä a mäni cuŋkiɛn. Tekɛ kɛ car kɛnɛ nhok ti de lät kɛ raan kɛ dämaan a gɔa.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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
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