A language of Uganda
ISO 639-3: myx
||1,120,000 (2002 census). Ethnic population: 953,936.
||East, Mbale and Sirinko districts, adjacent to Mount Elgon.
Uganda, reference number 22
||Gisu, Lugisu, Lumasaaba, Masaba
||Dadiri (North), Buya (Central, South). Intelligibility with Dadiri and Buya 83%. Central and Southern varieties of Buya 93%. Lexical similarity: 62% with Saamia [lsm], 52% with Isukha [ida], 50% with Logooli [rag].
||Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Masaba-Luyia (J.30)
||Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use English, Ganda [lug], or Swahili [swh].
||Literacy rate in L1: Very low. Little or no literacy training in Masaaba, but an orthography guide has been published. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. NT: 1977–1992.
||Ludadiri is the Northern variety; Lubuya is comprised of the Central and Southern varieties. Agriculturalists: bananas, sweet and Irish potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, Arabica coffee; cattlemen; traders; gatherers of bamboo shoots from Mt. Elgon. Christian.