Nyali

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Alternate Names
Huku, Linyali, North Nyali, Nyali-Kilo, Nyari
Population

43,000 (1993 SIL).

Location

Orientale Province, Ituri district, Djugu territory, Kilo collectivité.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Vanuma [vau], Mbo [zmw], Ndaka [ndk], Budu [buu], and Nyali speakers agree that their languages are more similar to each other than to other border Bantu languages. Lexical similarity: 85% with Vanuma [vau], 76% with Mbo [zmw], 73% with Ndaka [ndk] and Budu [buu].

Other Comments

‘Huku’ is reportedly a Hema term used for anyone who is not a Hema.