Gwere (Lugwere)

Gwere is a Bantu lanuage spoken by the Gwere people (Bagwere) in eastern Uganda in the districts of Pallisa, Budaka, Bukedea and Mbale. In 2002 there were about 410,000 Gwere speakers. It is also known as Lugwere or Olugwere, and is closely related to Soga and Ganda.

Gwere is taught in primary schools, and used in newspapers and radio programs. It has been written with a version of the Latin alphabet since 2005.

Gwere alphabet and pronunciation

Gwere pronunciation

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Details of Gwere pronunciation provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

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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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