Hema

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Alternate Names
Congo Nyoro, Hema-Sud, Kihema, Nyoro, Oruhuma, Runyoro, Southern Hema
Population

125,000 (2000).

Location

Orientale Province, Ituri district, Irumu and Djugu territories.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Other Comments

Hema is spoken by the Southern Hema people, of the same ethnic stock as the Northern Hema (who speak Lendu [led]) and the speakers of the Hima dialect of Nyankore [nyn] in Uganda.