130,000 in Uganda (2002 census), increasing. Population total all countries: 190,000.
Northwest Nile corner, Koboko and western Yumbe districts.
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. Used as L2 by Bari [bfa].
Latin script [Latn], used since 1930.