Language Data

  • Alternate names: Kekamba, Kikamba
  • Dialects: Masaku, Mumoni, North Kitui, South Kitui
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1956)
    • New Testament (1920 — 2005)
    • Portions (1850 — 1999)
    • FCBH  (1998 Bible Society of Kenya)  See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: More than 10% (2007 BTL) in Kamba. Literacy rate in second language(s): 25%--60% (2007 BTL). Also use Kiswahili [swh] or English [eng]. Taught in primary schools
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Kenya
  • Region: Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado and Machakos counties; small border area, Taita-Taveta county
  • Religion: Christian, traditional religion, Muslim
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists: sorghum, millet, maize, beans, peas, sweet potatoes, yams, cassava, sugarcane, bananas, tobacco; animal husbandry: cattle, sheep, goats; traders; woodcarvers
  • Number of users: 3,893,000
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)