Hema

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Alternate Names
Congo Nyoro, Hema-Sud, Kihema, Nyoro, Oruhuma, Runyoro, Southern Hema
Population

L1 users: 125,000 (2000).

Location

Ituri province: Djugu and Irumu territories.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Hema is spoken by the Southern Hema people, of the same ethnic stock as the Northern Hema (who speak Lendu [led]) and the speakers of the Hima dialect of Nyankore [nyn] in Uganda.

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