1,490,000 (2002 census), increasing.
North central, extensive area north of Lake Kyoga; Apac, Lira, Oyam, Amolatar, Dokolo, Alebtong, Otuke, Abim, Moroto, Kotido, Kamuli, and Kayunga districts.
5 (Developing). De facto language of provincial identity in Apac, 6 other districts north of Lake Kyogo.
Latin script [Latn], used since 1967.