Nkole people

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


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]


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Source LCSH, BnF [1]
  2. ^ Nkole people 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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