Aringa language

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RegionNorthwest corner of Uganda, north of Lake Albert, Aringa county,now Yumbe District, north of Lugbara, west of Ma'di.
Native speakers
495,000 (2014 census)[1]
  • Andre
  • Kuluba
  • Lebati
Language codes
ISO 639-3luc

Aringa, also known as Low Lugbara, is a Central Sudanic language or dialect spoken by the Aringa people in the West Nile region of Uganda. It is related to the language spoken by the Lugbara and Madi peoples.

Aringa is considered a dialect of Lugbara language,[3] other times a separate language[4] The speakers of Lugbara and Ma'di both consider Aringa to be a separate but related language. There are several divergent forms: Andre, Kuluba, and Lebati.


  1. ^ "Aringa". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Aringa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Douglas Boone, Richard Watson, 1999. "Moru–Ma'di Survey Report." SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 1999-001.
  4. ^ Ethnologue