Gusii (EkeGusii)

Gusii is a Bantu language spoken mainly in Kenya and also in Tanzania. In Kenya it is spoken by about 3.2 million people in Kisii, Nyamira and Narok counties in the southwest. There are about 1,470 speakers of Gusii in the Serengeti district of the Mara region in northern Tanzania.

Gusii is also known as Guzii, Kisii or Kosova. The native name is EkeGusii. Most speakers of are Abagusii people.

Gusii is written with the Latin alphabet. It is taught in some primary schools in Kenya, and there is a Gusii dictionary, grammar and a version of the Bible.

Gusii alphabet and pronunciation

Gusii alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Gusii (Excel)

Sample text

Naki Nyasae ayianchete ense, goika akarua Omwana oye omomoima, erinde monto onde bwensi oyomwegenlre tasira, korende abe nobogima bwa kare na kare. (Yohana 3:16)



For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, NIV)


Sample videos in Gusii

Information about Gusii | Numbers


Information about Gusii Practical Introduction to Gusii - Whiteley (1956).pdf

Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Bukusu, Bulu, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gogo, Gusii, Gwere, Haya, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kamba, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Kuria, Lambya, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luchazi, Luvale, Makonde, Makhuwa, Mandekan, Maore, Masaaba, Mbunda, Mende, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nande, Nkore, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyamwezi, Nyakyusa, Nyemba, Nyole, Nyungwe, OshiWambo, Punu, Ronga, Sena, Shona, Soga, Songe, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tonga, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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