Language of the Day for 06 October 2021

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Ateso [teo]

A language of
Uganda
Population Full
2,360,000 in Uganda (2014 census), increasing. Census based on tribal affiliation. Total users in all countries: 2,778,000.
Status
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.