Languages of Uganda

Languages of Uganda

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Uganda is a multilingual country. Forty of its living indigenous languages fall into three main families - Bantu, Nilotic, and Central Sudanic - with another 2 languages in the Kuliak family. English, inherited from the colonial period, and Swahili, which is regionally important, are official languages. There is also a Ugandan Sign Language. In all of the Bantu speaking areas of Uganda, dialect continua are very common. For example, people around Mbarara in Ankole District speak Nkole and people from Fort Portal in Toro District speak Tooro, but in the area between those towns one will find villages where most of the people speak a dialect which is best characterized as intermediate between Nkole and Tooro. In recognition of the closeness of four of these languages, and in order to facilitate work in them such as teaching, a standardized version called "Runyakitara" was developed around 1990.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136771861
  • 9786136771861