Ik language

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Region Uganda
Ethnicity Ik people
Native speakers
10,000  (2002 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ikx
Glottolog ikkk1242[2]

The Ik language, also known as Icetot, Icietot, Ngulak, or (derogatory) Teuso, Teuth, is one of the Kuliak languages of northeastern Uganda. The Ik people have a positive attitude toward their language, which is increasing; with Tepes being moribund, Ik may soon be the sole remaining language of its family. It is noted by UNESCO as "severely endangered".[3]


  1. ^ Ik at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ik". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger". Retrieved May 30, 2012.