Yaaku

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A language of Kenya

Alternate Names
Mogogodo, Mukogodo, Mukoquodo, “Ndorobo” (pej.), “Ntorobo” (pej.), Siegu, Yaakua, Yiaku
Population

50 (1983). Ethnic population: 250 (1983).

Location

Laikipia district, Mukogodo division, Mukogodo forest west of Doldol, foothills north of Mount Kenya.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Palaung, Shwe.

Language Use

Most ethnic Yaaku speak Maasai [mas] as L1. Positive attitudes. Most or all “Ndorobo” groups also use an adopted language.

Other Comments

“Ndorobo” is a pejorative cover term for several hunter or forest groups that are not linguistically related (El Molo [elo], Yaaku [muu], Okiek [oki], Omotik [omt]). Mukogodo is a place name. Christian.