NDO: a language of Democratic Republic of Congo

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It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005).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: NDP

ISO 639-2: ssa

Population 100,000. Population total both countries 300,000 (1991 UBS).
Region Orientale Province, Mahagi and Aru territories, south of the Lowa River, west and northwest of Djalasiga, a pocket of Okebu on the border with Uganda. Also spoken in Uganda.
Alternate names   KE'BU, OKE'BU, KEBUTU, NDU
Dialects AVARI (AVARE, AVERE, AVIRITU), OKE'BU, MEMBI (MEMBITU, MEEMBI, MOMBI, NDO).
Classification Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic, East, Mangbutu-Efe.
Comments Bilingualism in Bangala, Swahili. Vigorous. In some areas Bangala is the lingua franca, in others Swahili. Blacksmiths. Christian in DRC. NT in press (1994).

Also spoken in:

Uganda   
Language name   NDO
Population 200,000 in Uganda (1994 UBS).
Alternate names   KEBU, OKE'BU, NDU
Dialects AVARI (AVIRITU, AVERE), OKE'BU (NDO OKE'BU, KEBUTU, KEBU), MEMBI.
Comments Blacksmiths. NT 1994. See main entry under DRC.
 

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.

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