Päri, or Lokoro, is a Luo language of South Sudan. Päri is well known due to the claim that it exhibits ergative  alignment, which is rare in African languages, although recent descriptions of the language have instead described the case system as marked nominative (nominative–absolutive).
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- ^ Päri at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
- ^ Reh, Mechthild (1996): Anywa Language: Description and Internal Reconstructions. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. p.5
- ^ T. Anderson (1988) 'Ergativity in Päri, a Nilotic OVS language', Lingua 75:289–324, cited in R.M.W. Dixon (1994) Ergativity
- ^ G. Dimmendaal (2010) 'Differential Object Marking in Nilo-Saharan' Journal of African Linguistics and Languages 31:13-46
- ^ C. König 2008 'Case in Africa' Oxford University Press