Jumjum is a Western Nilotic, Nilo-Saharan language related to Burun-Mayak and Mabaan and spoken by about 60,000 people. The Jumjum home area is in the Watkey and Paaw regions of Southern Blue Nile, in Sudan.


In the Jumjum language, there are 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 and Arabic.  Each word is listed according to the order of the alphabet letters so that it is easier to find the words.  This book also shows how each word should be spelled.  The lessons of the Jumjum Consonant and Vowel Book  and the Jumjum Grammar Book should be learned and used along with this dictionary.


It is especially important for those writing books to check the spelling of words using this book.  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 or Arabic meaning should be marked in pencil.  You should then tell the authors the correct spelling or meaning so that they can correct the next printing.