Mosiro language

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Native to Tanzania
Region Arusha Region
Ethnicity 5,270 Mosiro people (2000)[1]
Extinct (date missing)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mwy
Glottolog mosi1247[3]

Mosiro is an extinct Nilo-Saharan language spoken in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. It was the primary language of the hunter-gatherer Mosiro. It is classified as a variety of Ogiek by Rottland (1982) and Sommer (1992), but is assimilated to Nandi. Like other hunter-gatherers in the area, the Mosiro are called derogatory Dorobo (Ndorobo).[2]


  1. ^ Mosiro language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ a b Mosiro at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mosiro". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.