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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Bantu
Continent: Africa
Country: Uganda
 
Region: Eastern, south of the Kupsabiny, Bugisu Province.
Countries Where Spoken: 751,253 (1991 census).
Countries Where Official: Uganda
   
Native Speakers: 751,253
Speakers Total: 751,253
  
Phrasebase members who speak Gisu at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Gisu at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Gisu: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Gisu: 0
  
Three Letter Code: MYX
Alternative Names: LUMASABA, MASAABA, MASABA, LUGISU
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Summary: Syan is a related dialect or language. 62% lexical similarity with Saamia, 52% with Isuxa, 50% with Ragooli. Investigation needed: intelligibility with dialects. Literacy campaign. Radio programs. NT 1977-1992.
 

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