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Extinct: no
Family: Other
Branch: Nilo-Saharan
Continent: Africa
Country: Uganda
Region: Bombo, 30 miles north of Kampala, Arua, and elsewhere in Uganda. Also spoken in Kenya.
Countries Where Spoken: 14,739 in Uganda (1991 census). Population total both countries 25,000. Kenya.
Countries Where Official: Uganda
Native Speakers: 25,000
Speakers Total: 25,000
Phrasebase members who speak Nubi at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Nubi at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Nubi: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Nubi: 0
Three Letter Code: KCN
Alternative Names: NUBIAN, KINUBI, KI-NUBI
Summary: Descendants of Emin Pasha"s troops. Formerly a soldier language, which split off from Sudanese Pidgin Arabic about 1900.There are conflicting reports of intelligibility with Sudanese Creole Arabic. 90% of the lexicon is from Arabic. Traders. Muslim.

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