Koria language

Kuria
Igikuria
Native to Kenya, Tanzania[1]
Native speakers
690,000 (2005–2009)[2]
Dialects
  • Kuria proper
  • Simbiti
  • Hacha
  • Surwa
  • Sweta
Latin, Arabic
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kuj
Glottolog kuri1259[3]
JE.43,431–434[4]

Kuria is spoken by the Kuria peoples of Northern Tanzania, with some speakers also residing in Kenya.

Maho (2009) treats the Simbiti, Hacha, Surwa, and Sweta varieties as distinct languages.

Kuria alphabet (Kenya)[5]
A B Ch E Ë G H I K M N Nd Ny Ng' O Ö R Rr S T U W Y
a b ch e ë g h i k m n nd ny ng' o ö r rr s t u w y

Bibliography[]

References[]

  1. ^ Ethnologue entry for Kuria
  2. ^ Kuria at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kuria". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  5. ^ Rhonda L. Hartell, ed. 1993. The Alphabets of Africa. Dakar: UNESCO and Summer Institute of Linguistics