Language of the Day for 06 April 2021

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Amba [rwm]

A language of
Uganda
Population Full
42,600 in Uganda (2014 census), decreasing. Census based on tribal affiliation. Total users in all countries: 47,100.
Status
6b (Threatened).
Language Use
Due to intermarriage, most Amba children grow up speaking Lubwisi [tlj]. Home. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. All also use Talinga-Bwisi [tlj]. All also use Tooro [ttj]. Many also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Mvuba [mxh].
Language Development
Literacy campaign in progress. Radio. Texts. Bible portions: 2004–2014.