Tonga language (Mozambique)

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Tonga
Tonga-Inhambane
Gitonga
Native toMozambique
Native speakers
380,000 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3toh
Glottologgito1238[2]
S.62[3]

The Tonga language of Mozambique, or Gitonga (spelled Guitonga in Portuguese) is a Bantu language spoken along the southern coast of the country. Often thought to be closest to Chopi to its south, the two languages have only a 44% lexical similarity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tonga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gitonga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

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