|Region||South Sudan and Uganda|
Bari is spoken by several distinct tribes: the Bari people themselves, the Pojulu, Kakwa, Nyangwara, Mundari, and Kuku. Each has its own dialect. The language is therefore sometimes called Karo or Kutuk ('mother tongue') rather than Bari.
Bari is a tone language. It has vowel harmony, subject–verb–object word order, and agglutinative verbal morphology with some suppletion. A very competent dictionary and grammar were published in the 1930s, but are very difficult to find today. More recently, a dissertation has been published on Bari tonal phonology, and another dissertation on Bari syntax is available.
- Bari proper (Beri)
- Pöjulu (Pajulu, Fadjulu, Fajelu, Madi)
- Kakwa (Kakua, Kwakwak) [radio broadcasts in Uganda]
- Nyangbara (Nyangwara, Nyambara)
- Mandari (Mondari, Mundari, Chir, Kir, Shir)
- Nyepu (Nyefu, Nyepo, Nypho, Ngyepu)
- Ligo (Liggo)
|Uppercase Unicode (hexadecimal)||014A||00D6|
|Lowercase Unicode (hexadecimal)||014B||00F6|
|Unicode Character Code Chart||Latin Extended A||Latin-1|
- Bari at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Kakwa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Mandari at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bari–Kakwa–Mandari". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- SIL Bibliography: Yokwe and Hall 1981
- Bari Language, Sudan Primer: Sillabari Ko Kutuk Na Bari. The Catholic Press Institute. Juba, Sudan.
- Owen, R.C.R. Bari grammar and vocabulary. 1908. OCLC: 25040516
- Spagnolo, Lorenzo M. Bari grammar. 1933. Verona, Missioni Africane.. OCLC: 34898784
- Yokwe, Eluzai. The tonal grammar of Bari. Doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1987.
- Kitap Kwakwaset The Book of Common Prayer in Bari (1953)