Introduction

Speakers of Belanda Bor, a language of South Sudan, number around 8,000 and live in the region of Western Bahr-el-Ghazal State, Wau and Jur River counties, Raffili Tirga, Bazia, Ayo, Gitten, and Taban villages; Western Equatoria State, Nagero county, Komai, Nagero, and Bangazegino villages, Tambura town.

Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Satellite-Core, Core, Eastern Sudanic, Southern (n languages), Nilotic, Western, Luo, Northern, Bor.

The alternate name of Belanda Bor is De Bor, and the Ethnologue code is bxb.

The speakers highly value their language and appreciate the literature that has been done in it.
In the Belanda Bor language, there are several different types of words:  nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, connectors, and others.  This dictionary lists many words and tells what kind of word each is.  It also gives the meaning of each word in English.  Each word is listed according to the order of the alphabet letters so that it is easier to find the words.  This dictionary also shows how each word should be spelled.  The lessons of the Belanda Bor Consonant and Vowel Book  and the Belanda Bor Grammar Book should be learned and used along with this dictionary.

 

It is especially important for those writing books and translating Scripture to check the spelling of words using this dictionary.  If all writers spell the way that words are written in this dictionary, it will be easier for readers to recognize each word when they read them.   Any words in this book that are not spelled correctly or have the wrong English meaning should be noted.  Please use the Contact Us page to let us know the correct spelling or meaning so that we can correct the database.