Shambala

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Kisambaa, Kishambaa, Kishambala, Sambaa, Sambala, Sambara, Schambala, Shambaa
Population

664,000 (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001).

Location

Tanga Region, Lushoto district, Usambara mountains; also in Kilimanjaro and Manyara regions.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 75% with Bondei [bou], 68% with Ngulu [ngp] and Zigula [ziw].

Language Use

All ages. Used as L2 by Mbugu [mhd].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1908.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.