Nyamwezi language

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Nyamwezi
Region Tanzania
Ethnicity Nyamwezi
Native speakers
unknown (1.03 million cited 1987–2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-2 nym
ISO 639-3 Either:
nym – Nyamwezi
kcz – Konongo
F.22[2]

Nyamwezi (Swahili for 'of the Moon') 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 (17th ed., 2013)
    Konongo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online