speak Lunyala and occupy Busia District. The Nyala Clans. Other Nyala (Abanyala ba Kakamega) occupy the north western part of Kakamega District. The Banyala of Kakamega are said to have migrated from Busia with a leader known as Mukhamba. They speak the same dialect as the Banyala of Busia, save for minor differences in pronunciation. The Abanyala ba Kakamega are also known as Abanyala ba Ndombi. They reside in Navakholo Division North of Kakamega forest. Their
one-time powerful colonial chief was Ndombi wa Namusia. Chief Ndombi was succeeded by his son, Andrea. Andrea was succeeded by Paulo Udoto, Mukopi, Wanjala, Barasa Ongeti, Matayo Oyalo and Muterwa in that order.
refers to both the 19 Luhya tribes and their respective languages collectively called Luhya languages and the current King is Peter Nantinda Mumia. There are 19 (and by other accounts, 20, when the Suba are included) tribes that make up the Luhya. Each has a distinct dialect. The word Luhya
in some of the dialects means “the north”, and Abaluhya (Abaluyia)
thus means “people from the north”. Other translations are “those of the same hearth.”Location of Western Province in Kenya.
The Banyala do not intermarry with someone from the same clan.
Here is a List of The Nyala Clans
The clans of the Banyala include;
- Abasonge (also found among Kabras)
- Abatecho (also found among Bukusu)
- Abayirifuma (also found among Tachoni)
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