Kupsapiiny

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A language of Uganda

Alternate Names
Kuksabin, Kupsabiny, Sabiny, Sapei, Sebei
Population

181,000 (2002 census), increasing.

Location

East: Kapchorwa, Kween, and Bukwo districts at Kenya border.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Kongasis, Kween (Sor), Mbai. Mutually intelligible with Saboat [spy]. Lexically similarity: with Saboat [spy] in Kenya.

Typology

9 vowels, 14 consonants, highly tonal

Language Use

Home, markets. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy campaigns. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. NT: 1996.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1975.
Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.