Language Data

  • Alternate names: Elwana, Ilwana, "Malakote", "Malankote"
  • Scriptures published: None
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: Below 1% in Kiwilwana. Orthography under development. Literacy rate in second language(s): Below 5%. Also use Kiswahili [swh] or English [eng]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Kenya
  • Region: Garissa and Tana River counties: Tana River north of Pokomo, between Bura and Garissa
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists; fishermen
  • Number of users: 16,800
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)