Lango

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A language of Uganda

Alternate Names
Langi, Leb-Lango, Lwo, Lwoo
Population

1,490,000 (2002 census), increasing.

Location

North central, extensive area north of Lake Kyoga; Apac, Lira, Oyam, Amolatar, Dokolo, Alebtong, Otuke, Abim, Moroto, Kotido, Kamuli, and Kayunga districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). De facto language of provincial identity in Apac, 6 other districts north of Lake Kyogo.

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: distinct from Acholi [ach] (Lwo), Lango [lno] of Sudan (related to Lotuko), or Lango [did] (Didinga) of Sudan.

Language Use

Home, market, office. All ages. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Kumam [kdi], Ruuli [ruc].

Language Development
Literacy campaign in progress. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible: 1979.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1967.

Other Comments

Christian.