Juba Arabic (Arabi Juba): A ‘less indigenous’ language of South Sudan

  title={Juba Arabic (Arabi Juba): A ‘less indigenous’ language of South Sudan},
  author={Stefano Manfredi and Mauro Tosco},
  journal={Sociolinguistic Studies},
This article explores the official discourse behind the regimentation of the linguistic situation of South Sudan and assesses its impact on local linguistic practices against the backdrop of a sociolinguistic survey and interviews with government officials. After a presentation of the language situation of the country, the article focuses on Juba Arabic and its unrecognized status as the only lingua franca of South Sudan. The Constitution of the country nominally recognizes and enshrines the… 
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