Konzo .Bible

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About the Konzo language

Konzo, also known as Bakonzo, Bayira, Konjo, Lhukonzo, Olukonjo, Olukonzo or Rukonjo, is a language of Uganda.

It has over 851,000 users in the Southwest, Ruwenzori mountains, Kasese, Kabarole, Ntoroko, and Bundibugyo districts; Olhughendera dialect: Bundibugyo district.

Dialects of Konzo include; Sanza (Ekisanza), Rukonzo (Rukonjo), Lusongora, Olhughendera. Nande [nnb] (Kinande) in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Konzo [koo] (Lukonzo) in Uganda are 2 varieties of the same language. Nande [nnb] is influenced by French [fra] and Swahili [swh]; Konzo [koo] by Tooro [ttj]. Lexical similarity: 77% with Nande [nnb].

Konzo (Bakonzo) in Uganda and Nande (Banande) in Democratic Republic of the Congo both feel very much one people, ethnic autonym: Bayira. They believe they originated from the Ruwenzori Mountains; the mountains belong to them and they to the mountains. This plays a very important role in their traditions and identity. Lusongora is the most important dialect.

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