Nubi (كينوبي)

Nubi is a creole language based on Sudanese Arabic and spoken in Uganda and Kenya by about 50,100 people. There are about 28,800 speakers of Nubi in southern Uganda, mainly around the town of Bombo in Luweero District of the Central Region. In Kenya there are about 21,300 Nubi speakers, mainly in the Kibera division of Nairobi.

Nubi is also known as Kinubi, Ki-Nubi, Kinúbi or Rután Núbi. It is written with a version of the Arabic alphabet.

Nubi alphabet and pronunciation

Nubi alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Nubi (Excel)

Information about written Nubi supplied by Wolfram Siegel (PDF)


Information about the Nubi languages

Creole languages

Betawi, Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chavacano, Chinook Jargon, Dominican Creole French, Fanagalo, French Guianese Creole, Guadeloupean Creole, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Haitian Creole, Jamaican, Kituba, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Nagamese, Ndyuka, Norfuk, Nubi, Palenquero, Papiamento, Pijin, Réunion Creole, Sango, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sierra Leonean Creole, Singlish, Sranan, Saint Lucian Creole, Tok Pisin, Torres-Strait Creole

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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