Bera

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Alternate Names
Kibira, Plains Bira
Population

120,000 (1992 SIL).

Location

Orientale Province, Ituri district, Irumu territory.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

One dialect, but some variation around Solenyama. Lexical similarity: 70% with Amba [rwm]; 56%–59% with Bila [bip], Kaiku [kkq], Bhele [bhy], and Komo [kmw]; 47% with Bwa [bww], Lika [lik], and Bali [bcp]; 22% with Nyali [nlj] and Budu [buu].

Language Use

Older adults do not understand Congo Swahili [swc].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1930.
Writing
Latin script.