Vinza language

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Native toTanzania
Native speakers
(10,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3vin

Vinza is a Bantu language spoken by the Vinza people of Tanzania, approximately in the area of the town of Uvinza. [4] It is closely related to the languages of Rwanda and Burundi, including the Ha language of the northeastern shores of Lake Tanganyika.


  1. ^ Vinza at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Vinza". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Margaret Arminel Bryan, The Bantu Languages of Africa, Oxford University Press 1959. At that time there were about 5,000 speakers.