Introduction

 

Caning or Shatt (ethnologue code [shj]) is an Western Group, Eastern Sudanic, Nilo-Saharan language of the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. It is closely related to Daju and Logorik.

 

In the Caning 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 Caning Consonant and Vowel Book  and the Caning Grammar Book should be learned and used along with this dictionary.

 

It is especially important for those who are writing books and translating Scripture 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 dictionary that are not spelled correctly or have the wrong English meaning should be noted, then leave a message on the Contact Us page about the correct spelling so they can correct the database. Any suggestions will be appreciated.