Adhola

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A language of Uganda

Alternate Names
Dhopadhola, Ludama
Population

360,000 (2002 census), increasing.

Location

East, in Tororo District.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Most distinct of Western Nilotic languages in Uganda.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, market. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. Films. Dictionary. NT: 2003.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1979.
Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Jopadhola; their Bantu neighbors call them Badama and their language Ludama.