Kukuya (Kikukuya)

Kukuya is a Bantu language spoken by about 39,000 people in the Plateaux Department in the centre of the Republic of the Congo. In particular, it is spoken to the east of the Leketi River in the Lekana District.

Kukuya is also known as Kukẅa, Chikuya, Kikuwa, Koukouya, Teke-Kukuya or Southern Teke. Kukuya speakers call it Kikukuya [kìkýkȳā]. The name Kikuya comes from kuya (plateau). It is can be written with the Latin script, although it is rarely written.

Kukuya alphabet and pronunciation

Kukuya alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Kukuya (Excel)
Details of the Kukuya alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel (PDF)

Links

Information about Kukuya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukuya_language
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teke-Kukuya
https://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/resources/langk/kikuyu.html
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/teke1280

Bantu languages

Bangi, Basaa, Bemba, Bena, Benga, Bhaca, Bukusu, Bulu, Central Teke, Chichewa, Chokwe, Chuwabu, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gogo, Gusii, Gwere, Haya, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kamba, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Koti, Kukuya, Kunda, Kuria, Lambya, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luba-Katanga, Luchazi, Lunda, Luvale, Makaa, Makonde, Makhuwa, Mandekan, Maore, Masaaba, Mbunda, Mende, Mongo, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nande, Nkore, North Teke, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyamwezi, Nyakyusa, Nyemba, Nyole, Nyungwe, Nzadi, Oroko, OshiWambo, Pagibete, Punu, Ronga, Sena, Sengele, Shona, Soga, Songe, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tanga, Tembo, Tonga, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Yasa, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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