Kelo
Kelo-Beni Sheko
Native toSudan
RegionBlue Nile State
Native speakers
(undated figure of 200)[1]
Nilo-Saharan?
Dialects
  • Kelo
  • Beni-Sheko
Language codes
ISO 639-3xel
Glottologkelo1246
ELPKelo
Kelo is classified as Critically Endangered by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

Kelo is a moribund Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Tornasi people in Sudan.

A closely related variety called Beni Sheko has been documented by Bender (1997).[2] Beni Sheko speakers consider themselves to be part of the same ethnic groups as Kelo speakers (Bender 1997: 190).

References

  1. ^ Kelo at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005) Closed access icon
  2. ^ Bender, M. Lionel. 1997. The Eastern Jebel Languages of Sudan. Afrika und Übersee 80: 189-215.