Nubian (NOBIIN): a language of Sudan
Region: Northern Sudan, between Dongola and the Egyptian border, Wadi Halfa, Khashim el Ghirba. Also spoken in Egypt.
Alternate names: MAHAS-FIADIDJA, MAHAS-FIYADIKKYA, FIADIDJA-MAHAS
Dialects: MAHAS (MAHASI, MAHASS), FIYADIKKA (FEDICCA, FADICHA, FADICCA, FADIJA, FIADIDJA).
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Eastern, Nubian, Northern.
Comments: Not intelligible with Kenuzi-Dongola. 67% lexical similarity with Kenuzi-Dongola. Spoken by the Mahas in Sudan and the Fedicca in Egypt. Called 'Fiadidja-Mahas' in Egypt.
Also spoken in: Egypt
Language name: Nubian (NOBIIN)
Alternate names: FIADIDJA-MAHAS, MAHAS-FIADIDJA, FADICCA, FADICHA, FEDIJA, FADIJA, FIADIDJA, FIYADIKKYA, FEDICCA, NILE NUBIAN, MAHAS, SUKOT
Comments: not intelligible with Kenuzi-Dongola. 67% lexical similarity with Kenuzi-Dongola. The ethnic group is larger in Egypt than Sudan, but most are now monolingual in Egyptian or Saidi Arabic. The shift to Arabic is expected to continue in the cities. The language is the center of Nubian identity. Spoken by the Fedicca in Egypt and the Mahas in Sudan. 70% of the men can read Arabic script. Many can read Roman script.