A language of South Sudan

Alternate Names
Tara Baka
baká e

25,000 in South Sudan (1993 UBS). Total users in all countries: 26,300.


Central Equatoria state: Yei county, northwest of Yei; Western Equatoria state: Maridi county, south and west of Maridi.

Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (2011, Transitional Constitution, Article 6(1)), primary education, literacy efforts.

Language Use

All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Avokaya [avu], Moru [mgd], Mündü [muh], Zande [zne]. Used as L2 by Avokaya [avu], Mündü [muh].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 27%. Orthography developed; literacy materials in use. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Texts. NT: 2017.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from, and unrelated to, Baka [bkc] of Cameroon.

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