Runyankore .Bible

Discover more about the Bible in Runyankore – and read it for yourself.

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.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter!

You’ll receive snippets from our translators in the field, prayer requests and much more!

6 Ahabw'okuba Omwana atuzaariirwe, Omwana w'omwojo atuhairwe, Obutegyeki buryaba aha mabega ge, N'eiziina rye aryayetwa Omuhanuuzi orikutangaaza, Ruhanga ow'obushoboorozi, Tataitwe otahwaho, Mukama w'obusingye.

- Isaaya 9:6

Get Involved

You can be part of this great commission by helping is in translating the Bible into a local language in Uganda. Get involved in the following ways;
– Pray for the work of Bible Society of Uganda
– Become a member of Bible Society of Uganda
– Donate towards translating a verse in the Bible for any of the ongoing projects. Each verse is estimated at 30,000 Ugx or 8.3 USD.
-Donating towards our other projects.
-Become a Bible agent and help us distribute the word of God to all parts of this country.
Contact us today;

Buy an Runyankore Bible

You can get a Bible in Runyankore right here

Contact Us

The Bible Society of Uganda

Plot 38, Bombo Road

Tel: +256414251165