Language of the Day for 14 March 2019

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Pökoot [pko]

A language of
Kenya
Population Full
633,000 in Kenya (2009 census), increasing. Total users in all countries: 738,000.
Status
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Vigorous. Home, social gatherings. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], especially for education and communication with outsiders. Also use Swahili [swh], especially for education and communication with outsiders. Used as L2 by Turkana [tuv].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Efforts underway to develop functional literacy in Pökoot for all ages. Literature. Radio. Grammar. Texts. Bible: 2009.
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