|Native to||Mozambique, Tanzania|
The Makwe (Macue) language, Kimakwe, is a close relative of Swahili spoken on the coast of the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique, and across the border in Tanzania. Although it shares high lexical similarity (60%) with Swahili, it is not intelligible with it, nor with its cousin Mwani. Arends et al. suggest it might turn out to be a Makonde–Swahili mixed language.
A grammar of the Makwe language by Maud Devos was published in 2008.
- "Makwe". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Makwe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- Arends, Muysken, & Smith (1995), Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction
- Devos, Maud (2008). A Grammar of Makwe. LINCOM publishers. ISBN 978-3895861079.
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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