Nyoro language

The Nyoro language (autonym: Runyoro) is a local language of the Nyoro people of Uganda. It belongs to the Niger–Congo family, Benue–Congo subgroup, Bantu branch (Nyoro–Ganda group). Its Ethnologue code is NYR, ISO 639-2: nyo. It probably has two dialects: Orunyoro (Nyoro proper) and Rutagwenda. A standardized orthography was established in 1947.

Nyoro
Runyoro
Native toUganda
Native speakers
670,000 (2002 census)[1]
Standard forms
Language codes
ISO 639-2nyo
ISO 639-3nyo
Glottolognyor1246[2]
JE.11[3]

Sample

Nyoro English translation (John 1)
Kara na kara Kigambo akaba aroho, Kigambo akaba ali hamu na Ruhanga kandi Kigambo akaba ali Ruhanga. Okurugirra kimu ha kubanza akaba ali hamu na Ruhanga. Ebintu byona bikahangwa nibiraba omuli uwe, kandi uwe haatali busaho kintu kyona ekyahangirwe. Omuli uwe obwomeezi numwo bukaba buli, kandi obwomeezi obu nugwo gwali musana gw'abantu. Omusana ogu gujwera omu mwirima, kandi omwirima tigukaguraazaaga. Hakaba karoho omuntu ayatumirwe Ruhanga, ibara lye nuwe Yohaana. Ogu akaija kuba kaiso ow'okumanyisa eby'omusana, abantu boona nukwo baikirize habwe. Uwe akaba atali musana, baitu akaija kuba kaiso w'eby'omusana. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

See also

References

  1. ^ Nyoro at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nyoro". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
Bunyoro

Bunyoro is a kingdom in Western Uganda. It was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Central and East Africa from the 13th century to the 19th century. It is ruled by the Omukama of Bunyoro. The current ruler is Solomon Iguru I, the 27th Omukama (king) of Bunyoro-Kitara.The people of Bunyoro are also known as Nyoro or Banyoro (singular: Munyoro) (Banyoro means "People of Bunyoro"); the language spoken is Nyoro (also known as Runyoro). In the past, the traditional economy revolved around big game hunting of elephants, lions, leopards, and crocodiles. Today, the Banyoro are now agriculturalists who cultivate bananas, millet, cassava, yams, cotton, tobacco, coffee, and rice. The people are primarily Christian.

Nyoro

Nyoro may refer to:

Nyoro people, residing in the area of the former kingdom of Bunyoro

Nyoro language

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Nyoro people

Nyoro people are a Bantu ethnic group native to the traditional kingdom of Bunyoro in modern Uganda. They are closely related to other Bantu peoples of the region, namely the Nkole, Kiga and the Hema peoples.

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