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Lulogooli

A language of Kenya

ISO 639-3rag

Population  197,000 in Kenya (1987 BTL), increasing. Population total all countries: 197,300.
Region  Western Province, Vihiga District. Also in Tanzania.
Language map  Kenya, reference number 28
Alternate names   Llogole, Llugule, Logooli, Lugooli, Luragoli, Maragoli, Maragooli, Ragoli, Uluragooli
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 70%–80% with Idakho-Isukha-Tiriki [ida].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Masaba-Luyia (J.30), Luyia
A member of macrolanguage Oluluyia [luy] (Kenya).
Language use  Vigorous. Home, community. All ages. Positive attitude. Kiswahili [swh], other Oluluyia [luy] varieties.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Taught in primary schools. Bible: 1951.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  The people are called ‘Avalogoli’. ‘Mulogoli’ is a person from Maragoli.

Also spoken in:

Tanzania

Language name   Logooli
Population  300 in Tanzania (SIL 2005).
Region  Mara region, Serengeti District, Kyambahi Ward.
Alternate names  Maragoli
 
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