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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Bantu
Continent: Africa
Country: Uganda
Region: Western Province, Ankole District, east of Lake Edward.
Countries Where Spoken: 1,643,193 including 141,668 Hororo, 1,643,193 Hima (1991 census) or 8.1% of the population.
Countries Where Official: Uganda
Native Speakers: 1,643,193
Speakers Total: 1,643,193
Phrasebase members who speak Nkole at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Nkole at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Nkole: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Nkole: 0
Three Letter Code: NYN
Summary: Hima may be a separate language. Nyankole, Nyoro, and their dialects are considered by some to be one language (78% to 96% lexical similarity). 84% to 94% lexical similarity with Chiga, 75% to 86% with Tooro (Nyoro), 81% with Zinza, 78% with Nyambo, 74% with Haya, 68% with Kerewe. The standardization of the western languages (Nyankore-Chiga and Nyoro-Tooro) is called "RuNyakitara", and is taught at the University. Ethnic groups: BaHima, BaIru. Investigation needed: intelligibility with Hima. Used in primary schools. Newspapers, radio programs. Savannah, acacia scrub, tropical forest, papyrus. Plains, hills, plateau, swamps, crater lakes. Agriculturalists: millet, sweet potatoes, plantains beans, peanuts, cassava, coffee, maize, sorghum; animal husbandry: goats, sheep, cattle; fishermen. 3,000 to 4,000 feet. Christian (most), Traditional religion, Muslim. Bible 1964-1989.

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