|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