Nyole language (Kenya)

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Nyole
Olunyole
Native to Kenya
Region Vihiga District
Native speakers
310,000  (2009 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nyd
JE.33[2]
Glottolog nyor1244[3]

Nyole (also Olunyole, Lunyole, Lunyore, Nyoole, Nyore, Olunyore) is a Bantu language spoken by the Luhya people in Vihiga District, Kenya. There is 61% lexical similarity with a related but different Nyole dialect in Uganda.

The Nyore people border the Luo, Maragoli and Kisa Luhya tribes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nyole at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nyore". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.