Nkole people

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Nkole people belong to the Bantus of East Africa. They live mainly in Ankole, in their main territory.

Names[edit]

There are several names they are referred to as. These include the following ones: Ankole, Ankori, Banyankole, Banyankore, Nkoles, Nkore, Nyankole, Nyankore, Ouanyankori, Runyankole, Runyankore, Uluyankole, Uluyankore.[1]

Language[edit]

Their native language is the Nkore (or Nyankore). This Bantu language had 2 330 000 native speakers in 2002.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source LCSH, BnF [1]
  2. ^ Nkole people reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)

Other sources[edit]

  • John Roscoe, The Banyankole: the second part of the report of the Mackie Ethnological Expedition to Central Africa, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1923, 176 p.

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