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Luyia language resources

Luyia is spoken on a daily basis in: Kenya Luyia--> --> --> -->

Additional background on Luyia

The Luhya (also Luyia, Luhia) are a Bantu people residing in Western Province, Kenya between Lake Victoria, Uganda and Mount Elgon. They form the second largest ethnic group of Kenya, numbering about 4.6 million people. The area they live in is the most densely populated in Kenya. Luhya refers both to the people and the Luhya languages, a group of closely related languages spoken by Luhya subtribes. The group is made up of about 18 subtribes in Kenya with the most dominating groups being: Bukusu, Maragoli, Wanga, Nyore, Idakho, Kisa, Isukha, Tiriki, Kabras, Gisu, and Saamia. One subtribe is in northern Tanzania and four in Uganda.


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