A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Tara Baka

25,000 in South Sudan (1993 UBS). Population total all countries: 26,300.


West Equatoria State, Maridi county, south and west of Maridi; Central Equatoria State, Yei county, northwest of Yei. Also in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2011, Transitional Constitution, Article 6(1)), primary education, literacy efforts.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Zande [zne], Avokaya [avu], Mundu [muh], or Moru [mgd].

Language Development
Orthography developed; literacy materials in use. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Bible portions: 1990–2011.
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from, and unrelated to, Baka [bkc] of Cameroon.

Also spoken in:

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