Jur Modo
Native toSouth Sudan
EthnicityJur Modo
Native speakers
180,000 (2017)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bex
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Jur Modo, also known as Jur or Modo, is a Central Sudanic language spoken by the Jur Modo people of South Sudan. Dialects are Lori, Modo (Jur Modo, Modo Lali), Wira, Wetu. It is a tonal language.



Front Central Back
Close i /ɪ/, ï /i/ u /u/, o /ʊ/
Mid e /ɛ/, ë /e/ ö /ɵ/ ɔ /ɔ/
Open a /a/


Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Labial-velar Glottal
Nasal m /m/ n /n/ ny /ɲ/ ŋ /ŋ/ ŋm /ŋ͡m/
Plosive prenasal mb /m͡b/ nd /n͡d/ nj /ɲ͡ɟ/ ŋg /ŋ͡ɡ/ ŋb /ŋ͡b/
voiced b /b/ d /d/ j /ɟ/ g /ɡ/ gb /ɡ͡b/
voiceless p /p/ t /t/ c /c/ k /k/ kp /k͡p/ ʾ /ʔ/
implosive ʾb /ɓ/ ʾd /ɗ/ ʾj /ʄ/
Fricative prenasal nz /n͡z/
voiced (v /v/) z /z/
voiceless f /f/ s /s/ h /h/
Rhotic r /r/
Lateral l /l/
Semivowel w /w/ y /j/


  1. ^ Jur Modo at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed access icon