Bajuni dialect

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Native to Kenya, Somalia
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog baju1245[1]

Bajuni (Kibajuni), also known as Tikulu (Tikuu), is a variety of Swahili spoken by the Bajuni people who inhabit the tiny Bajuni Islands and coastal Kenya, in addition to parts of southern Somalia, where they constitute a minority ethnic group.[3][4] Maho (2009) considers it a distinct dialect.

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  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bajuni". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Mwakikagile, p.102.
  4. ^ Abdullahi, p.11.