Suba language


Suba is a language spoken by the Suba people of east Africa. It is almost extinct. It is a Bantu language believed to have developed from the interactions between the Luo and the Bantu speakers of Lusoga. These Lusoga migrated from the Baganda kingdom because of a conflict between tribes.

Native toKenya
Regioneastern shore Lake Victoria, Mfangano Island, Rusinga Island
Native speakers
140,000 (2009 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3sxb
JE.403 (shared w Suba-Simbiti)[3]


  1. Suba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Suba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online