Gichuka

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A language of Kenya

Alternate Names
Chuka, Chuku, Suka
Population

70,000 (1980 SIL), increasing.

Location

Eastern Province, Chuka district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Comprehension of northern Kimîîru [mer] dialects is borderline. Similar to Kitharaka [thk]. Lexical similarity: 73% with Embu [ebu], 70% with Gikuyu [kik], 67% with Kimîîru [mer], 63% with Kikamba [kam].

Language Use

Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Speakers in different regions also use Kimîîru [mer], Gikuyu [kik], Kamba [kam], or Swahili [swh].

Other Comments

Christian.