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Language: Murle

name:Murle
ISO 639-3:mur
alternative names:Adkibba, Agiba, Ajibba, Beir, Merule, Mourle, Murelei, Murlɛ, Murule
classification:Nilo-Saharan, Satellite-Core, Core, Eastern Sudanic, Southern, Surmic, South, Southwest, Didinga-Murle, Murle
alternative classification:
dialects:Olam (Ngalam, Bangalam)
location:South of the Akobo River. Olam is in southwest Ethiopia and on the Sudan border
extinct:no
endangered:no
number of speakers:none in Ethiopia (first-hand information with ethnic Murle)
ethnic population:1,453 (2007 census)
medium of instruction:no
MLE program implemented:no
orthography in use:yes (in Sudan)
vernacular literature status:
Language Documentation Status
Phonology:yes
Morphology:yes
Syntax:yes
Discourse Studies:yes
Dictionary:
Published Texts:yes
Wikipedia Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murle

Bibliography


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Work Short Name Title Year Type Language Phon. Morph. Synt. Disc. Lex. Txt.
Arensen/de Jong/Randal/Unseth 1997 Interrogatives in Surmic Languages and Greenberg’s Universals 1997 Article English no no no no no no
Arensen 1982 Murle grammar 1982 English no no no no no no
Arensen 1988 Names in the life cycles of the Murle 1988 English no no no no no no
Arensen 1989 On Comparing Language Relationships: A Case Study of Murle, Kacipo, and Tirma 1989 Article English no no no no yes no
Arensen 1991 Aspects of language and culture among the Murle of Sudan 1991 Thesis English no no no no no no
Lewis 1972 The Murle: Red Chiefs and black commoners 1972 Monograph English no no no no no no
Longacre 1990 Storyline Concerns and Word Order Typology in East and West Africa 1990 Book English no no no yes no no
Lyth 1971 The Murle Language: Grammar and Vocabulary 1971 Monograph English no no no no no no
Miller 1986 Connectives in Murle Epistolary Texts 0 Article English no no yes yes no yes
Tucker/Turton 1981 Le groupe Didinga-Murle ou Surma: Groupe isolé 1981 Monograph French no no no no no no
Unseth 1986 a Word Order Shift in Negative Sentences of Surma Languages 1986 Article English no no yes no no no
Unseth 1989 b An Initial Comparison and Reconstruction of Case Suffixes in Surmic Languages 1989 Article English no yes no no no no
Lokonobei/de Jong 1989 On the Position of Boya in Relation to Murle and Didinga 1989 Article English unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown
Menuta 2009 Murle Document Phonology and Grammar 2009 Monograph English yes yes yes unknown yes unknown

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