130,000 in Uganda (2002 census), increasing. 200,000 total (Onziga and Gilley 2012). Total users in all countries: 190,000.
Koboko and Yumbe districts.
Dialects of Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda differ little (Nida 1972). Very different from other Eastern Nilotic languages of Uganda. Lexical similarity: close with Bari [bfa].
Home, market. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Bari [bfa].
Latin script [Latn], used since 1930.