Mashi

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A language of Zambia

Alternate Names
Masi
Population

20,800 in Zambia (1969 census). Population total all countries: 23,630.

Location

Southwest Western Province. Also in Angola, Namibia.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Mashi, North Kwandu, South Kwandu. Dialect subgroup.

Language Use

Home, community.

Writing
Latin script, developed in 2011.
Other Comments

Nomadic. Different from Mashi [shr] (Shi) which is related to Havu [hav] (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Traditional religion.

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