Kakwa

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A language of Uganda

Alternate Names
Bari Kakwa, Kakua, Kwakwak
Population

130,000 in Uganda (2002 census), increasing. Population total all countries: 190,000.

Location

Northwest Nile corner, Koboko and western Yumbe districts.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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].

Language Use

Home, market. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Bari [bfa].

Language Development
Literacy campaign in progress. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Films. Bible: 1983.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1930.

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.

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