Aringa

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A language of Uganda

Alternate Names
Low Lugbara
Population

495,000 (2014 census), increasing. Census based on tribal affiliation.

Location

Yumbe district: north of Lugbara, west of Ma’di.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Intelligible with Lugbara [lgg].

Typology

9 vowels, 26 consonants; highly tonal.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, market. All ages.

Language Development
Literacy program on-going. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Radio. Texts. NT: 2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1990.

Other Comments

Aringa speakers consider theirs a separate language, related to Lugbara [lgg] and Ma’di [mhi]. Muslim, Christian.

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