Machame

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Kimachame, Kimashami, Machambe, Mashami
Population

300,000 (1992 UBS), increasing.

Location

Chaga area, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, and Manyara regions.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bosho, Hai, Masdama (Masama), Ng’uni, Siha (Shira). Chaga dialect continuum member which include Rombo [rof], Mochi [old], and Vunjo [vun].

Language Use

Vigorous, especially in their home area. All ages. Very positive attitudes.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.