Birgid language

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Not to be confused with Birgit language.
Native to Sudan
Region west
Extinct 1970s
Language codes
ISO 639-3 brk
Glottolog birk1242[1]

Birgid (also known as Birked, Birguid, Birkit, Birqed, Kajjara, Murgi) is an extinct Nubian language that was spoken in western Sudan. Thelwall mentions his last contact to old speakers of Birgid in 1972.


  1. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Birked". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Robin A. Thelwall (1977) 'Birgid vocabulary list and its links with Daju' in Ganslmayr, H. & H. Jungraithmayr (Ed), Gedenkschrift für Gustav Nachtigall 1874-1974, Bremen: Übersee-Museum., pp. 197–210

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