Samia language

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"Songa language" redirects here. For the purported Songa language of DRC, see Buyu language.
Native to Uganda, Kenya
Region Vihiga District
Native speakers
480,000 (2002 & 2009 censuses)[1]
Songa (?)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lsm
Glottolog saam1283[2]

Samia (Saamia) is a Bantu language spoken by the Luhya people of Uganda and Kenya. Ethnologue includes Songa as a dialect, but it may be a separate language.[4]

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  1. ^ Samia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Saamia". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Maho (2009)