Aringa

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A language of Uganda

Alternate Names
Low Lugbara
Population

300,000 (2002 census), increasing.

Location

Northwest, Yumbe District, north of Lugbara, west of Ma’di.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Intelligible with Lugbara [lgg]. Lexical similarity: with Lugbara [lgg].

Typology

9 vowels, 26 consonants; highly tonal

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, market. All ages.

Language Development
Literacy program on-going. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Bible portions: 2003–2008.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1990.
Other Comments

Aringa speakers consider theirs a separate language, related to Lugbara [lgg] and Ma’di [mhi]. Muslim, Christian.