The Makwe (Macue) language, Kimakwe, is a close relative of Swahili spoken on the coast of the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique, and across the border in Tanzania. Although it shares high lexical similarity (60%) with Swahili, it is not intelligible with it, nor with its cousin Mwani. Arends et al. suggest it might turn out to be a Makonde–Swahili mixed language.
- ^ Makwe at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Makwe". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- ^ Arends, Muysken, & Smith (1995), Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction