Nyiha language

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Not to be confused with Nyika language or Nyika languages.
Native to Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi
Ethnicity Nyiha
Native speakers
unknown (670,000 cited 1987–2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
nih – (Tanzania, Zambia)
nyr – (Malawi)

Nyiha (Nyixa, Nyika) is a Bantu language primarily spoken in Tanzania and Zambia. The language of the 10,000 speakers in Malawi is different enough to sometimes be considered a distinct language.


  1. ^ (Tanzania, Zambia) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    (Malawi) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online