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Lugbara is a Central Sudanic language spoken by about 1.7 million people in the West Nile region of Uganda, and in the Orientale Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Lugbara is closely related to Aringa, which is also known as Low Lugbara, and is considered a dialect of Lugbara by some. Lugbara itself is classified by some scholars as a dialect of Ma'di, though this is not generally accepted.

Lugbara was first written in 1918 by Christian missionaries, who based their writing on the Ayivu dialect. A standarised spelling system for Lugbara was created at a conference in Arua in Uganda in 2000.

Lugbara is used is used in some schools in the West Nile region.

Lugbara alphabet and pronunciation

Lugbara alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Lugbara

Information compiled by Michael Peter Füstumum


Information about the Lugbara language
http://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/lgg https://www.sil.org/system/files/reapdata/10/06/46/100646256099282892829790816212446104791/OPSL_9.pdf

Nilo-Saharan languages

Acholi, Alur, Aringa, Avokaya, Baka, Bari, Beli, Bongo, Daza, Dholuo, Dinka, Dongotono, Fur, Jur Modo, Kanuri, Karamojong, Keliko, Komo, Lotuko, Lokoya, Lopit, Lugbara, Maasai, Ma'di, Morokodo, Moru, Narim, Nuer, Nobiin, Old Nubian, Olu'bo, Shilluk, Toposa, Uduk, Wa'di, Zaghawa, Zarma

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

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