Nyamwezi language

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Nyamwezi
Region Tanzania
Ethnicity Nyamwezi
Native speakers
1.0 million  (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-2 nym
ISO 639-3 Either:
nym – Nyamwezi
kcz – Konongo
Glottolog nyam1276  (Nyamwezi)[2]
kono1265  (Konongo)[3]
F.22[4]

Nyamwezi is a major Bantu language of central Tanzania. It forms a dialect continuum with Sukuma, but is more distinct from other neighboring languages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nyamwezi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Konongo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nyamwezi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Konongo". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online