Asu

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Athu, Casu, Chasu, Chiasu, Kipare, Pare
Population

500,000 (2000). 5% monolingual.

Location

Northeast, Kilimanjaro Region, Pare mountains, Mwanga and Same districts.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Related to Taveta [tvs].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, religion. Positive attitudes. Most also use Swahili [swh]. Some also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 80%. NT: 1922–1967.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

‘Wapare’ is an ethnic group name. Christian, Muslim.