Ekegusii

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A language of Kenya

Alternate Names
Gusii, Guzii, Kosova
Population

2,205,000 in Kenya (2009 census), increasing. Population total all countries: 2,205,300.

Location

Nyanza Province, Kisii district, south of Kavirondo Gulf. Also in Tanzania (Gusii).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

500,000 L2 speakers. Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Kiswahili [swh] and English [eng]. Some may use Egikuria [kuj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Bible: 1988.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Kisi [kiz] of Tanzania. Kisii is the place name. Christian, traditional religion.

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