Language of the Day for 09 September 2020

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Kigiryama [nyf]

A language of
Kenya
Population Full
944,000 (2009 census), increasing. 752,000 Giryama; 25,400 Kambe; 98,700 Rabai; 14,500 Ribe; 52,900 Kauma.
Status
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Home, community. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Chichonyi-Chidzihana-Chikauma [coh], Kipfokomo [pkb], Swahili [swh]. Also use English [eng], which is learned by school children. Used as L2 by Chichonyi-Chidzihana-Chikauma [coh], Kipfokomo [pkb], Waata [ssn].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Literature. Radio. Videos. Dictionary. Bible: 1901–2018.