Samburu Language (saq)

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Also Known As: Sambur,Burkeneji,Lokop,Nkutuk,Sampur,E Lokop


Samburu is the Eastern Nilotic, North Maa language spoken by the Samburu in the highlands of northern Kenya. The Samburu number about 128,000 (or 147,000 including the Camus/Chamus). Samburu is closely related to Camus (88% to 94% lexical similarity; Camus is sometimes considered a Samburu dialect) and to the South Maa language Maasai (77% to 89% lexical similarity). The word Samburu itself derives from the old Maa word 'saamburr' for the leather bag the Samburu use...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Samburu Language Speakers

Rosetta Document Collection

Detailed Description:


Main Country: Kenya
Spoken In:

Regions: Africa

ISO 639-3 Code: saq

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Nilo-Saharan Group

    Eastern Sudanic Group

      Nilotic Group

        Eastern Nilotic Group

          Lotuxo-Teso Group

            Lotuxo-Maa Group

              Ongamo-Maa Group

                Samburu Language