Soga Language (xog)

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Also Known As: Lusoga,Olusoga


‎LuSoga (Soga) is a tonal Bantu language that is spoken in ‎‎Uganda. It is the native language of people who are indigenous/originally from ‎the Busoga region. In terms of the number of speakers, is one of the major ‎languages spoken in Uganda, after English, Swahili, and Luganda. ‎However, it is mainly spoken in the Busoga region of southern Uganda by + 3 ‎million people (2007 census), which is mainly within the natural boundaries of Lake ‎Victoria to the south, Lake Kyoga to the north, the Nile river to the west and ‎the Mpologoma (Lion) river to the east of Iganga district. It is tonal in the ‎sense that a given word can change its meaning depending on its tone, i.e. some words ‎are differentiated by pitch. Words that are spelled the same may carry different ‎meanings according to their pitch. Lusoga is rich in metaphors, proverbs and ‎folktales. ‎ ‎ ‎

Lusoga, the native language of the people of Busoga, developed over time as a ‎spoken language. Its written form is only as recent as the arrival of the Arab and ‎European traders and missionaries. It only until after the second half of the nineteenth ‎century, that Lusoga was first written down and appeared in print in its own..... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Soga Language Speakers


Main Country: Uganda
Spoken In:

Regions: Africa

ISO 639-3 Code: xog

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Niger-Congo Group

    Atlantic-Congo Group

      Volta-Congo Group

        Benue-Congo Group

          Bantoid Group

            Southern Bantoid Group

              Narrow Bantu Group

                Central Narrow Bantu Group

                  J Group

                    Nyoro-Ganda (J.10) Group

                      Soga Language