Haya

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Ekihaya, Kihaya, Luhaya, Oruhaya, Ruhaya
Population

1,300,000 (2006).

Location

Kagera region: Bukoba urban and Bukoba rural districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bugabo (Bugabu), Bukara, Bumbira, Edangabo, Ganda-Kiaka, Hamba, Hangiro (Ihangiro), Hanja (Kianja, Kihanja, Kjanja), Kyamutwara (Kiamutwara, Kjamtwara), Missenyi (Misenyi), Mwani, Nabuddu, Nyakisisa, Yoza, Ziba (Ekiziba, Kisiba, Kiziba, Luziba, Naziba, Ruziba, Siba).

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.