||2,330,000 (2002 census). 141,668 Hororo, 1,643,193 Hima.
||Southwest, Bushenyi and Mbarara districts mainly; Kanungu, Ntungamo, and Rukungiri districts.
Uganda, reference number 24
||Nkole, Nyankole, Runyankole, Ulunyankole, Ulunyankore
||Hororo, Hima. Hima may be a separate language. Lexical similarity: 78%–96% between Nyankore, Nyoro [nyo], and their dialects, 84%–94% with Chiga [cgg], 75%–86% with Tooro (Nyoro) [nyo], 81% with Zinza [zin], 78% with Nyambo [now], 74% with Haya [hay], 68% with Kerewe [ked].
||Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Nyoro-Ganda (J.10)
||In Bushenyi and Mbarara districts. Vigorous. Positive attitude. Also use Chiga or English.
||Taught in primary schools. Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1964–1989.
||Standardization of the western languages (Nyankore-Chiga and Nyoro-Tooro) is called ‘Runyakitara’, and is taught at the University, but not the spoken language. Ethnic groups: Bahima, Bairu. Agriculturalists: millet, sweet potatoes, plantains, beans, peanuts, cassava, coffee, maize, sorghum; animal husbandry: goats, sheep, cattle; fishermen. Christian, Muslim.