Lubukusu

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A language of Kenya

Alternate Names
Bukusu
Population

L1 users: 1,433,000 (2009 census), increasing. Total users in all countries: 1,470,100.

Location

Bungoma, Kakamega, and Trans Nzoia counties: south of Kitale.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Oluluyia [luy].

Language Use

Growing. Home, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use English [eng], especially children in school. Some also use Swahili [swh], especially children in school. Most adults also use neighboring languages. Used as L2 by Sabaot [spy].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30% (2007 BTL). Literacy rate in L2: 65% in English [eng] (2007 BTL). Taught in primary schools. Literature. Radio. Bible: 2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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