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It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005).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