160,000 (2002 census), increasing. Ethnic population: 161,000 (2002 census). 140,000 Baruli, 21,000 Banyara.
Central, west of Lake Kyoga area, Nakasongola (mainly), Kayunga, and Masindi districts; some in Amolatar and Luwero districts Kayunga, Masindi, and Nakasongola districts: west of Lake Kyoga area; some also in Amolatar and Luwero districts.
5 vowels, 21 consonants, tonal.
Latin script [Latn], used since 2010.