Samia language

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.[3]

Samia
Olusaamia
Native toUganda, Kenya
RegionBusia District
EthnicityAbasamia
Native speakers
480,000 (2002 & 2009 censuses)[1]
Dialects
  • Samia
  • Songa (?)
Language codes
ISO 639-3lsm
Glottologsaam1283
JE.34,343[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Samia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Maho (2009)