Nyole (also Olunyole, Lunyole, Lunyore, Nyoole, Nyore, Olunyore) is a Bantu language spoken by the Luhya people in Vihiga District, Kenya. The Nyole Clans. There is 61% lexical similarity with a related but different Nyole dialect in Uganda. The Nyore people border the Luo, Maragoli and Kisa Luhya tribes.
The Nyole, also known as Nyore, are a tribe of the Luhya nation from Bunyore in Western Kenya. Native speakers of the Nyole (or Nyore) dialect of Luhya refer to themselves as Abanyole. In Swahili, they are known as Wanyore.
According to a 2014 report by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics the Banyole population is about 300,000. Possibly there is confusion with speakers of the related Nyole language of Kenya In September 2019 the clan leaders of the Banyole elected their first cultural head. At least 148 clan leaders participated. There was controversy because one of the two candidates was not a resident of the district.
Here is a List of The Nyole Clans
The Nyole speak Olunyole and occupy Bunyore in Vihiga district. Nyole clans include;
- Abasubi (Abasyubi)
Some prominent Nyore leaders include:
- Kenneth Marende the Former Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya’s 10th Parliament. He was elected as Speaker on January 15, 2008.
- Wilberforce Otichilo Current governor vihiga County
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