Mpoto

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Chimpoto, Cimpoto, Kimpoto, Kinyasa, Nyasa
Population

80,000 (Voegelin and Voegelin 1977).

Location

Ruvuma region: Mbinga district, southwest, Lake Nyasa northeast shore.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

All ages. Also use Matengo [mgv].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1913–1924.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Both Mpoto and Manda [mgs] have alternate names of Kinyasa. Christian, traditional religion.