Lusoga language closely approximates to luganda, especially that spoken by the Ssese islanders. There exist many Lusoga dialects. However, Buganda influence over Busoga was so much that Luganda tends to be used as a lingua Franca in Busoga more than Lusoga itself. Within Busoga, there are so many dialects of the Lusoga language that is difficult to reach an agreement on the correct way to spell or pronounce certain words. For instance, in the north of Busoga, there is a distinct H but people from southern Busoga do not accept this H as being appropriate to the lusoga language.