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Meru, or Kimeru, is a Bantu language.
Ethnologue lists the classification as: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, E, Kikuyu-Kamba (E.20), Meru
Meru District, Eastern Province, northeast of Mt. Kenya in Kenya. (Ethnologue)
1,305,000 (1994 I. Larsen BTL) (Ethnologue)
Dialect survey work for Kenya languages is offered in Heine and Möhlig (l980). (Webbook)
According to Ethnologue, Meru has the following dialects:
Meru is a local first language and one of the languages broadcast over the Voice of Kenya. (Webbook)
Literacy rate (according to Ethnologue):
Although Kimeru has seven vowels, only five are used in the (Latin-based) orthography. (Webbook)
None known of.
Would it be possible for a localisation strategy to treat Meru and the several languages that are closely related as a group for some purposes? (see #4 above)
SIL International, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, "Meru," http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=mer
SIL International, "ISO 639 Code Tables," http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/codes.asp
U.S. Library of Congress, "ISO 639.2: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages: Alpha-3 codes arranged alphabetically by the English name of language," http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/English_list.php
Wikipedia, "Meru language," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meru_language