Spoken L1 Language: Ganda

Comments on subclassification

Schoenbrun, David Lee 1997 , Schoenbrun, David L. 1994

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Ganda (lug-lug) = 3 (Wider communication). De facto language of national identity. Became a language of wider communication in the 18th century when trade with Zanzibar flourished. Used primarily in the Bantu-speaking areas of Uganda. Also used in religion with the arrival of Protestant, Catholic, and Muslim missionaries. Also used in literature.
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