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Language is the custodian of a people's cultural values. By learning the language of your ancestors you are not only helping to preserve your rich heritage, but also carving a niche for yourself in a world that continues to be crowded with each day that passes. Children born out of the tribal homeland often lose out on this vital aspect of cultural identity and it is to these young ones that this page is dedicated. If you can make a contribution on basic Lubukusu language precepts, CLICK HERE to contact the editor. Brackets indicate variations in other Luyia tongues.

LUBUKUSU
ENGLISH
SALUTATIONS
Mlembe (Milembe) Hallo
   
   
   
PARTS OF THE BODY
Emoni, Chimoni (Imoni, Chimoni) Eye, Eyes
   
   
   
PARTS OF A HOMESTEAD
Kumuliango (Omuliango) Door
   
   
   
FURNITURE AND UTENSILS
Enyungu, Chinyungu (Indabu) Pot, Pots
   
   
   
   
ANIMALS
Ekhafu Cow (eng'ombe or ing'ombe)
   
   
   
   
FOOD PRODUCTS
Kamaindi (Kamaenjele) Maize boiled with beans