Kami

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Kikami
Population

16,400 (2000), decreasing.

Location

Morogoro Region, Morogoro Rural and Kilosa districts, north and northeast of Morogoro and Dar es Salaam. Farthest village 60 km south.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 69% with Kutu [kdc] and Kwere [cwe], 65% with Zaramo [zaj], 64% with Doe [doe], 54% with Luguru [ruf].

Language Use

Declining use. Traditional religious ceremonies and conflict mediation through the traditional chief. Shifting to Swahili [swh] (Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007).

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Muslim.