A language of Kenya
ISO 639-3: mer
||Eastern Province, Meru District, northeast of Mt. Kenya.
Kenya, reference number 18
||Meru, Igembe, Tigania, Imenti, Miutini, Igoji. Lexical similarity: 85% between dialects Imenti and Tigania. 67% similarity with Chuka [cuh], 63% with Embu [ebu] and Gikuyu [kik], 57% with Kamba [kam].
||Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Kikuyu-Kamba (E.20), Meru
||Vigorous. Home, community. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Kiswahili [swh], English, or Kiembu [ebu].
||Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Taught in primary schools. Bible: 1964.
||‘Mero’ is not a correct spelling. Different from Meru [rwk] of Tanzania. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.