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  • proper n. A language spoken in the Djurab desert region of Chad by the Daza people, part of the Nilo-Saharan language family.
  • proper n. A language spoken in southeastern parts of Kurdistan by Kurdish people, part of the Gorani-Zaza language family. This language has no relation with the Goran language spoken by the Daza people.


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  • I think Goran is one of the all-time great TV characters and I hate to see him go that way.

    Paradise Lost: It’s about time : Bev Vincent

  • We're listening to the one local Moussoro station (simply called 'FM') which broadcasts local news in Goran, Arabic, and French, as well as a crazy melange of music anywhere from marathon jam sessions of local drums and flutes to Kevin Lyttle singing 'Turn Me On'.

    Three Young Chadian Women

  • She seems so serious, but then a song comes on, maybe in Goran, maybe in Kanembou, but she knows it and is up and dancing.

    Three Young Chadian Women

  • Asked whether he should be considered the new Ivanisevic, he said, No, Goran is Goran. - Qualifier stuns Federer; routine rout for Venus

  • Sometimes he cannot help because crazy Goran is too crazy to help or good one is too good to do something. - Handing out Wimbledon awards

  • Enter Goran, (the Kurdish word for change), a reform movement inspired by the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.

    The Guardian World News

  • But the All-England Club, not usually overly sentimental when it comes to anyone but their own, recalled Goran's three gallant finals and dealt him a "wild card" entry-and itself a story for the ages.

    Goran, Anyone?

  • Their politicians in Erbil may have become even more inflexible since the long-dominant parties lost ground in a regional election this summer to a new group called Goran (Change) that beats the nationalist drum while inveighing against corruption.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • However, this time they will face a challenge from a new party called "Goran"

    Resource Investor - Main Content Feed

  • Wol quickly called Goran’s service record up on her padd, and took particular note of his weight.

    A Good Day To Die


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