Mbugwe people

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The Mbugwe are a Tanzanian ethnic and linguistic group based in the Babati District of Manyara Region and in south western Arusha Region. The Mbugwe are said to have originated from the Rangi and they speak a language that is related to Rangi.[1] In 1999, the Mbugwe population was estimated to number 24,000.[2]


  1. ^ Mous, Maarten. The Making of a Mixed Language: The Case of Ma'a/Mbugu. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2003, ISBN 978-90-272-5248-7, p. 32.
  2. ^ Ethnologue. Languages of Tanzania, accessed September 8, 2011.

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