Ndali language

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Native to Tanzania, Malawi
Ethnicity Ndali
Native speakers
unknown (220,000 cited 1987–2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ndh
Glottolog ndal1241[3]

Ndali, or Chindali, is a Bantu language spoken by an increasing population in southern Tanzania of 150,000 (1987) and in northern Malawi by 70,000 (2003).


Sukwa, or Chisukwa, is spoken in the Misuku Hills of Malawi by fewer than 1000 people. Geographically, it would appear to be the same as the Sukwa dialect now classified as Lambya.


  1. ^ Ndali at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ndali". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Kershner, Tiffany (2001) - "Imperfectivity in Chisukwa," pp. 37–52. Explorations in African Linguistics: From Lamso to Sesotho, eds. Robert Botne and Rose Vondrasek, Bloomington: Indiana University Working Papers in Linguistics

External links[edit]

  • Faculty page for Dr. Kershner, an expert on the linguistic structure of Chisukwa.