Bongo

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A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Bungu, Dor
Population

10,100 (2000).

Location

Warrap State, Tonj South county, Aguka village; also Tonj and Wau towns.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bungo, Busere Bongo, Tonj Bongo. Slight dialect differences between River Busere variety, with Zande influence, and that around Tonj. Bungo dialect has minor differences.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Those in Nagero County, Western Equatoria State, now mainly use Zande [zne]. Positive attitudes. A few also use Beli [blm].

Language Development
Orthography developed and literacy materials in use.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Bongo, a dialect of Mid-Southern Banda [bjo] of Central African Republic.