Bukusu

Facts

  • Language: Bukusu
  • Alternate names: Lubukusu
  • Language code: bxk
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Masaba-Luyia (J.30), Luyia
  • Number of speakers: 565000
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

Bukusu is a bantu language.

Major dialects are Bukusu and Tachoni (Tachon).

The verb

In Bukusu as in other Bantu languages, verb stems reduplicate to give a meaning like‘repeatedly’ or ‘carelessly’.

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