Soga is a Bantu language spoken mainly in the Busoga region of southern Uganda, particularly in the Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Kamuli, Luuka, Mayuge, Namayingo and Namutumba districts. In 2014 there were about 2.96 million speakers of Soga. The speakers are known as Basoga, and the language is known natively as Lusoga. It is closely related to Luganda and Gwere.
Soga was first written during the 19th century. More recently the Lusoga Language Authority (LULA) has worked to standardise written Soga, and has published a number of books, including grammar books, dictionaries, books of stories, and so on. Soga is currently taught in some schools and universities in the Busoga region.
c, j and r are used mainly in foreign loanwords.
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Iseife ali mu igulu, eriina lyo litiibwe. Obwakyabazinga bwo bwidhe. By'oyenda bikolebwe mu nsi nga bwe bikolebwa mu igulu. Tughe leero emere yaife eyabuliidho. Tusonighe ebibi byaife, nga bwe tusonigha abatukola ebibi. Totutwala mu kulebwa, aye tulokole mu bubi.
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Basaa, Bemba, Bena, Bukusu, Bulu, 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, Kunda, 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
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