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Kifuliiru
Spoken in Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region East Africa/Central Africa
Total speakers 300,000 (1999 SIL)
Language family Niger-Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2
ISO 639-3 flr

The Fuliiru (pl. Bafuliiru ), also known as the Fuliru or Fulero, are a people located north and west of the town of Uvira in Uvira Territory, South Kivu province in the far eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They numbered an estimated 300,000 in 1999.[1]

The language spoken by the Konjo is called, variously, Kifuliiru or Kifulero. It has a 77% lexical similarity with Mashi and 90% similarity with Nyindu and Joba. The Bafuliiru also use Swahili.[1]

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