Aringa language

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Region Northwest corner of Uganda, north of Lake Albert, Aringa county, north of Lugbara, west of Ma'di.
Native speakers
300,000 (2002 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 luc
Glottolog arin1244[2]

Aringa, also known as Low Lugbara, is a Central Sudanic language 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 sometimes 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 at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Aringa". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Douglas Boone, Richard Watson, 1999. "Moru–Ma'di Survey Report." SIL Electronic Survey Reports SILESR 1999-001.
  4. ^ Ethnologue