Kenya’s El-Molo people: “We’re worried our language will disappear”

El-Molo are Kenya’s smallest ethnic group, with around 560 people.

Although their numbers have recovered slightly in recent years, the people who live on the Komote Island of Lake Turkana fear their language could become extinct.

Video by Yadeta Berhanu for BBC News Afaan Oromoo.


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    1. i never know that, these people can speak pure samburu language but translation is totally out of context.

    2. Is this Nilotic???

    3. Hopefully getting it down on paper will ensure more people to learn it as I was keen on finding a small foreign language to learn!Its very sad that they can’t speak in their original language.

    4. Sounds like kalenjin

    5. Why does our government neglect these communities? Surely they should have access to food, water, education, security and health facilities! Some of these counties receive 1billion kenya shillings in funds!!!

    6. It has already disappeared. The elder is speaking pure Samburu

    7. Wish this video was longer. Would have liked to learn more about their people and their ways.

    8. These disappearing languages should be preserved through books and recordings, covering their syntax, grammar, and vocabulary.

    9. It needs to disapear

    10. Thank you for uploading this.. watching from Nairobi Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    11. Ho dear, better to record their songs and culture stories. Bless them.
      Thanks for the program.

    12. SOAS what are you going to do? You have saved other languages what's one more?

    13. El-molo language is similar to ilchamus/ njemps to those who understand maa languages

    14. At times learning many languages helps a lot ….

    15. I love Africa 😘😘😘😘

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