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Bongo–Baka languages

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Geographic distribution:  South Sudan
Linguistic classification:  Nilo-Saharan? Central Sudanic Bongo–Bagirmi Bongo
Glottolog:  bong1285  (Bongo) moro1282  (Baka–Beli)

The Bongo languages, or Bongo–Baka, comprise six languages spoken in South Sudan. They are members of the Central Sudanic language family.

The most populous Bongo language is Jur Modo, spoken by a hundred thousand people. The languages are:

  • Bongo
  • Baka
  • Morokodo–Beli
  • Jur Modo
  • Morokodo (Nyamusa-Molo, Mo’da)
  • Jur Beli (Beli)
  • Mittu (extinct)
  • In various classifications, Bongo is sometimes split off from the rest of the family, so the phrase Bongo–Baka may be less ambiguous than simply Bongo.

    References

    Bongo–Baka languages Wikipedia


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