Lubukusu

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A language of Kenya

Alternate Names
Bukusu
Population

1,433,000 (2009 census), increasing.

Location

Western Province, Bungoma, Mt. Elgon, Trans Nzia, and Malava and Lugari districts.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Oluluyia [luy].

Language Use

Growing. Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most children acquire English [eng] in school. Most adults somewhat bilingual in neighboring languages. Most children acquire Kiswahili [swh] in school. Used as L2 by Sabaot [spy].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30% (2007 BTL). Literacy rate in L2: 65% in English (2007 BTL). Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Radio programs. Bible: 2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.