North Tugen
Native toKenya
RegionWest Central Kenya
Native speakers
140,000 (2009 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tuy
Linguasphere0-CAA-be (tugen-N.) + 0-CAA-db (tugen-S.)

Tugen is the language spoken by the about 200,000 Tugen people of the broader Kalenjin group in Kenya. As a part of the Kalenjin dialect cluster, it is most closely related to such varieties as Kipsigis and Nandi.

The Tugen is made up of two main sub-groups, Arror in the north and the Samor in the central parts of Baringo district, Kenya.


  1. ^ Tugen at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)