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Saamia

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Bagwe, Bassamia Also: in -- Saamia
  • Scriptures published: New Testament (2011) Portions (1904--1968)
    FCBH (2010 Bible Society of Uganda) See above
  • Literacy: Mother-tongue literacy not often taught in schools due to lack of materials in Lusaamia-Lugwe. Functional Adult Literacy was in progress but has come to a halt. Taught in primary schools
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Uganda
  • Region: East, near Kenya border, Busia and Bugiri districts; Lake Victoria is southern boundary
  • Also used in:
  • Religion: Christian, traditional religion
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists: maize, cassava, sweet potatoes, beans, sorghum, bananas, millet, rice, cotton, ginger, sunflower, coffee, some vanilla. Fishermen on Lake Victoria
  • Number of users: 480,000 (335,000 in Uganda (2002 census); 125,000)
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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