Language of the Day for 06 October 2021


Ateso [teo]

A language of
Population Full
2,360,000 in Uganda (2014 census), increasing. Census based on tribal affiliation. Total users in all countries: 2,778,000.
5 (Developing). De facto language of provincial identity in Tororo, 10 other districts.
Language Use
Vigorous. Home, market, work. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Most also use English [eng]. Some also use Swahili [swh]. Used as L2 by Kenye [lke], Kumam [kdi].
Language Development
Literacy campaign in progress (2012). Taught in primary schools. Taught in secondary schools, as a subject. Newspapers. Radio. Videos. Dictionary. Texts. Bible: 1961.