Bondei

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Bonde, Kibondei
Population

50,000 (2000 M. Brenzinger).

Location

Northeast, Tanga Region, Usambara mountains, inland from Tanga.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Influenced linguistically by Doe [doe] and Kwere [cwe], and it also influenced them. Lexical similarity: 75% with Shambala [ksb] and Zigula [ziw], 73% with Ngulu [ngp].

Language Use

Shifting to Swahili [swh].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1887–1895.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.