Classes at Nyaka are given in English. However, in the village and in many conversations, the native dialect is Luchiga. We have picked up a few words so far and will keep trying to learn (to the amusement of many).

Below is a quick dictionary of our limited vocab (spelling probably wildly incorrect).

Agandi: Hello/How are you

Nigye: I am fine

Webale: Thank you

Twogende: Let’s go!

Oh-see-bee-yehjay: Good Afternoon

Kale: Ok/Goodbye

Ente: Cow

Embuzzi: Goats

Empoco: Chicken

Posho: little white maize cakes


Abbie Weeks



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