Taveta

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A language of Kenya

Alternate Names
Kitaveta, Kitubeta, Tubeta
Population

21,000 (2009 census), increasing.

Location

Coast Province, Taita district, Taveta area; some in Tanzania.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Closely related to Asu [asa] in Tanzania.

Language Use

Home, social gatherings, religion. All ages. Positive attitudes. Youth also use Kiswahili [swh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Literacy for children in Kiswahili. NT: 1906.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.