Teso is a language spoken in eastern Uganda and northern Kenya. It is a member of the Nilo-Saharan family of languages. Teso 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 for 'dog' can mean either 'animal' or 'friend', depending on the tone used. Teso has a rich oral tradition, and many of its stories and poems have been passed down through the generations. One of the most famous Teso stories is the legend of Kintu, the first man on earth. The Teso alphabet consists of 21 letters, and the language has a relatively simple grammar. However, its vocabulary is quite limited. Despite its limited vocabulary, Teso is a rich and expressive language. It is used by approximately 1.5 million people, and is one of the official languages of Uganda.

Language group

Eastern Sudanic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Teso, Uganda, Latin
Teso, Uganda
Teso, Latin
Teso, Kenya