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Luhya

The Luhya (also Luhia, Luyia, Abaluhya) is the second largest ethnic group in Kenya. There are about 5.3 million speakers, which is about 14% of Kenya's total population.

The area the Luhya live in is the most densely populated in Kenya and indeed, in the world. It spreads from Western Kenya, between Lake Victoria to the south, the Nandi Escarpment to the East, Uganda to the West and Mt. Elgon to the north.

The Luhya are made up of about 16 sub-ethnic groups in Kenya. Some of the most dominant groups being the: Bukhusu, Maragoli, Wanga, Ava-Nyore, Marama, Idakho, Khisa, Khayo, Marachi, etc.

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