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A language of Democratic Republic of the Congo

ISO 639-3alz

Population  750,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Johnstone 2001). Population total all countries: 1,367,000.
Region  Orientale Province, Mahagi Territory, northwest to Djalasiga area. Also in Uganda.
Language map  Northern Democratic Republic of Congo
Alternate names   Aloro, Alua, Alulu, Dho Alur, Jo Alur, Lur, Luri
Dialects  Jonam, Ngora. Lexical similarity: 96% between the Jonam and Ngora dialects.
Classification  Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Western, Luo, Southern, Luo-Acholi, Alur-Acholi, Alur
Language development  Newspapers. Radio programs. Bible: 1936–1955.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Christian.

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Language name   Alur
Population  617,000 in Uganda (2002 census). 86,692 ethnic Jonam (Uganda Census 2002).
Region  Nebbi District north of Lake Albert; North West District of Arua and Yumbe.
Language map  Uganda, reference number 3
Alternate names  Aloro, Alua, Alulu, Dho Alur, Jo Alur, Lur, Luri
Dialects  Jokot, Jonam, Mambisa, Wanyoro.
Language development  Literacy campaign ongoing.
Comments  Agriculturalists: cassava, maize, beans, sweet potatoes, cow peas, millet, sorghum, sesame, coffee, cotton, sugarcane, tomatoes, pawpaws, avocado, mangos, oranges, lime, onions, cabbage. Some fishing. (Uganda Districts Information Handbook 2005–2006). Christian, Muslim.