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Bari

A language of Sudan

ISO 639-3bfa

Population  420,000 in Sudan (2000). 26,400 in Kuku, 18,000 in Nyangbara, 3,400 in Nyepu, 25,000 in Pojulu. Population total all countries: 480,000.
Region  South, both banks of the Nile, south of Terakeka on west bank, south of Mongalla on east bank, as far as Kajo Kaji Escarpment. Also in Uganda.
Language map  Sudan
Alternate names   Beri
Dialects  Bari, Kuku, Nyangbara (Nyangwara, Nyambara), Nyepu (Nyefu, Nyepo, Nypho, Ngyepu), Pöjulu (Pajulu, Fadjulu, Fajelu, Madi), Ligo (Liggo). Lexical similarity: 86% between the Bari and Nyepu dialects, 85% between Bari and Pöjulu, 81% between the Bari and Kuku, 80% between the Bari and Nyangbara.
Classification  Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Eastern, Bari
Language use  All domains. All ages.
Language development  Grammar. Bible: 1979.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Ethnic Bari in Democratic Republic of the Congo now speak a dialect of Logo [log] and not Bari.

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Uganda

Language name   Bari
Population  60,000 in Uganda. 34,699 Kuku speakers.
Region  Northwest corner.
Language map  Uganda, reference number 6
Alternate names  Beri
Dialects  Kuku, Nyepu (Ngyepu, Nyefu, Nyepo, Nypho), Pöjulu (Pajulu, Fadjulu, Fajulu, Fajelu), Nyangbara (Nyangwara, Nyambara), Mondari (Mandari, Mundari).