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Luhya
 
Indigenous Group Luhya (Also known as: Luluyia, Luyia, Baluyia, Luhia)
Location Western Kenya, north of Lake Victoria from Kisumu to Webuye, and Kapsabet (east) to the Uganda border (west). Also large numbers in Nairobi, and surrounding region.
Estimated Population 4,990,600 (2003, Orville Jenkins)
Environment Highland / Tropical / Urban
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Fishing / Trade / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Assimilated / Fairly Traditional
Language Family Luyia
Classification:
Niger-Congo, Volta-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoud, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, Masaba-Luyia, Luyia
Alternate names: Luluyia, Luhya, Oluluyiaz
Dialects: Marama, Wanga (Hanga, Luhanga, Oluhanga, Kawanga, Oluwanga), West Nyala (Nyala-B), Kisa (Shisa, Lushisa), Tsotso, Saamia (Samia, Olusamia, Lusamia, Lusaamia, Samya), Khayo, Marachi, Songa, Maragoli, Bukusu
Website URLs allAfrica.com Kenya: Kituyi, Kombo Clash at Luhya Unity Talks
Ethnologue: Luyia, A Language of Kenya
Human Rights and UN Programmes for Internally Displaced People: A Kenya Case Study
International Food Policy Research Institute (Abstract): The relationship between technology and development Kenya
People Profile: The Luhya of Kenya
Wikipedia, Luhya
NGOs African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
CARE Kenya
Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI)
FORMAT Kenya
Human Rights Watch (Africa)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Norwegian Refugee Council (FLYKTNINGHJELP)
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
United Nations Development Project (UNDP)

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