L1 users: 182,000 (2014 census), increasing. Census based on tribal affiliation. Total users in all countries: 242,000.
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.