Are you from western Kenya and don't know how to speak Luhya? Or do you have children and you want them to learn speaking Luhya language or are you planning to go work in western Kenya and want to learn how to communicate? Oracle language Centre Luhya language classes will help you to learn, understnad and speak Luhya. 

  • The Luhya, Luyia, or Abaluhya, as they are interchangeably called comprise a number of Bantuethnic groups native to western Kenya. They are the second-largest ethnic group in Kenya, after the Kikuyu.
  • Luhya refers to both the 20 Luhya sub-tribes and their respective languages collectively called Luhya languages. Some include Suba to make them 21.
  • The 20 clans which are culturally and linguistically related include the Bukusu(Aba-Bukusu), Idakho (Av-Idakho), Isukha (Av-Isukha), Kabras (Aba-Kabras), Khayo (Aba-Khayo), Kisa (Aba-Kisa),Marachi (Aba-Marachi), Maragoli (Aba-Logoli), Marama (Aba-Marama), Nyala (Aba-Nyala), Nyole (Aba Nyole), Samia (Aba-Samia), Tachoni (Aba-Tachoni), Tiriki (Aba Tiriki), Tsotso (Abatsotso), Wanga (Aba-Wanga), and Batura (Abatura) and the Abasiaya. They are closely related to the Masaba (or Gisu), whose language is mutually intelligible with Luhya.
  • The Bukusu and the Maragoli are the two largest Luhya sub-tribes.
  • The Luhya people mainly occupy the western part of Kenya with a majority of them in Kakamega, Bungoma, Trans nzoia, Vihiga and Busia A substantial number of them permanently settled in Kapsabet, Nandi County.
  • There is no single Luhya language. Rather, there are several mutually understood dialects that are principally Bantu.
  • Among the Luhyas, children born are named after climatic seasons and after their ancestors. Examples of Luhya names include Wafula (for a boy) and Nafula (for a girl) meaning "born during heavy rains," and Wekesa (for a boy) and Nekesa (for a girl) meaning "born in the harvest season.
  • The Luhya people traditionally believed in and worshiped only one god, Were(also known as Nyasaye). At the turn of the twentieth century, Christianity was introduced to Luhyaland and to the rest of Kenya.
  • Luhya people currently practice both Christian and Islam religions.
  • Because of their large population, the Luhya are considered a powerful political force and have always been active in politics in Kenya.
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