Guru language

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Native toSouth Sudan
Ethnicity490 refugees in Congo (1997),[1] now returned to South Sudan
Extinct(date missing)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bqu

Guru, or Boguru, is a poorly documented South Sudanese Bantu language of uncertain affiliation (though listed as unclassified Zone D.30 by Guthrie). For a while, a number of speakers were refugees in DR Congo, but the language is apparently now extinct there as well.[2]


  1. ^ Guru language at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ a b Guru at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Boguru". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online