Orma

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A language of Kenya

Population

66,300 (2009 census), increasing.

Location

Kilifi, Lamu, and Tana River counties.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Munyo (Korokoro, Munyo Yaya), Orma. Distinct from Borana [gax]. Munyo Yaya is an ethnic group who speak a dialect of Orma. A member of macrolanguage Oromo [orm].

Language Use

Vigorous. Closed community. Home, social gatherings. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Swahili [swh]. Used as L2 by Aweer [bob].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Less than 30% (English, Kiswahili). Poetry. Bible portions: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.