130,000 in Uganda (2002 census), increasing. Population total all countries: 190,000.
Northwest Nile corner, Koboko District. Also in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan.
Dialects of Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda differ little (Nida 1972). Very different from other Eastern Nilotic languages of Uganda. Lexical similarity: close with Bari [bfa].
Home, market. Positive attitudes. Also use Lugbara [lgg].