Chopi

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A language of Mozambique

Alternate Names
Cicopi, Copi, Shichopi, Shicopi, Tschopi, Txitxopi, Txopi
Population

760,000 (2006).

Location

South coast, north of Limpopo river. Center is Quissico, Inhambane Province, south Zavala district, 100 km coastal strip between Inharrime and Chidunguela.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Copi, Khambani, Lambwe, Lengue (Kilenge, Lenge), Ndonge, Tonga. Many dialects; all mutually inherently intelligible. Lexical similarity: 44% with Gitonga [toh].

Language Use

About half understand Tswa [tsc].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2000.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Distinct from Chopi (Dhopaluo), a dialect of Acholi [ach] of Uganda.