335,000 in Uganda (2002 census), increasing. 280,000 Basaamia and 75,300 Bagwe (2002 census). Population total all countries: 460,000.
East, Busia, Tororo districts near Kenya border; Lake Victoria is southern boundary. Also in Kenya (Olusamia).
Vigorous. Home, market, religion, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Swahili [swh].
Part of Luyia macrolanguage. Christian, traditional religion.