The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).
SIL code: BVQ
ISO 639-2: ssa
|Population||200 (1996) out of 5,000 in the ethnic group. Extinct in Sudan (1993).|
|Region||Scattered throughout southwestern corner of CAR, and formerly in Deim Zubeir, Bahr el Ghazal Province, Sudan.|
|Alternate names||BIRI, VIRI, BVIRI|
|Classification||Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic, West, Bongo-Bagirmi, Sara-Bagirmi.|
|Comments||Only one dialect spoken in CAR. The people are bilingual in Zande. They may be assimilated by the larger Zande people through marriage. Different from Viri, Biri, Bviri [BVI].|
This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/14.