Baka language (South Sudan)

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Not to be confused with Baka language (Cameroon).
Native to South Sudan
Native speakers
26,000 (1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bdh
Glottolog baka1274[2]

Baka (Tara Baka) is a Central Sudanic language of South Sudan, with the majority living in an area centered on Maridi, South Sudan, but also a couple thousand speakers in the DRC. It has consonants with trilled release such as /dr/ and /ɡ͡bʙ/.


  1. ^ Baka at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Baka (Sudan)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.