Tongwe language

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Tongwe
Bende
Native to Tanzania
Native speakers
40,000  (1999–2001)[1]
Dialects
Tongwe
Bende
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
tny – Tongwe
bdp – Bende
F.10 (F.11–12)[2]

Tongwe (Sitongwe) and Bende (Sibende) constitute a clade of Bantu languages coded Zone F.10 in Guthrie's classification. According to Nurse & Philippson (2003), they form a valid node. Indeed, at 90% lexical similarity they may be dialects of a single language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tongwe at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Bende at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  • Nurse & Philippson (2003), The Bantu Languages.