Haya

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Ekihaya, Kihaya, Luhaya, Ruhaya
Population

1,300,000 (2006).

Location

Kagera Region, mainly Bukoba Urban and Bukoba Rural districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bugabo, Bukara, Bumbira, Edangabo, Ganda-Kiaka, Hamba, Hangiro (Ihangiro), Hanja (Kianja, Kihanja), Kyamutwara, Missenyi, Mwani, Nyakisisa, Yoza, Ziba (Ekiziba, Kiziba).

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Nyambo [now].

Language Development
Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.