Language of the Day for 21 March 2013

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Zinza [zin]

A language of
Tanzania
Population
138,000 (1987), decreasing.
Status
6b (Threatened).
Language Use
Vital language where Zinza are the majority. In other areas possible shift to Sukuma [suk]. Home. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Swahili [swh]; some also use Sukuma [suk].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Poetry. Bible portions: 1930–2012.