About the Runyankore language
Nyankore, also known as Nkole, Nyankole, Olunyankole, Runyankole, Ulunyankole or Ulunyankore, is a language of Uganda.
It has over 3,300,000 users in Bushenyi district: Ishaka municipality; Kiruhuura, Rubirizi, Isingiro, Mbarara, Ntungamo, and Ibanda districts; also Kasese, Kamwenge, and Kabale districts.
Dialects of Nyankore include; Hororo, Hima. Hima dialect may be a separate language similar to Tuku and Hema in Democratic Republic of Congo. It has a substantial Lexical similarity between Nyankore, Nyoro, and their dialects; Chiga, Tooro (Nyoro), Zinza, Nyambo, Haya, Kerewe.
Nyankore is taught in primary and secondary schools, as a subject and is also available in Literature. Standardized form of the western varieties (Nyankore-Chiga and Nyoro-Tooro) is called Runyakitara. It is taught at the University and used in internet browsing, but is a hybrid language.
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