The Luyia language, also known as Oluluyia, is a Bantu language spoken in western Kenya. It is estimated that there are 1.8 million Luyia speakers. The Luyia language is closely related to other Bantu languages such as Luganda and Swahili. The Luyia language is a tonal language, which means that the meaning of a word can change depending on the pitch of the speaker's voice. For example, the word "mum" can mean either "mother" or "father" depending on the tone of the speaker's voice. The Luyia language is written using a Latin alphabet. There are no standardized spelling conventions, so the same word can be spelled differently by different writers. Luyia is spoken in the following districts of Kenya: Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia, and Trans-Nzoia. It is also spoken in the following countries: Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Language group

Bantu languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Luyia, Kenya, Latin
Luyia, Kenya
Luyia, Latin