Ha

Print

A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Giha, Ikiha, Kiha
Population

990,000 (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001).

Location

Kigoma Region.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dialects in border area near Burundi reportedly intelligible with Rundi [run] (Polomé 1980). Lexical similarity: 78% with Rundi [run], 77% with Hangaza [han] and Shubi [suj], 72% with Rwanda [kin].

Language Use

Vigorous. Also spoken by the Jiji people in the Ujiji area. All ages.

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 1960–1962.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.