Samia language

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Native to Uganda, Kenya
Region Busia District
Native speakers
480,000 (2002 & 2009 censuses)[1]
  • Samia
  • 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Samia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Saamia". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Maho (2009)