Manyika

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A language of Zimbabwe

Alternate Names
Bamanyeka, Chimanyika, Manika, Wamanyika, Wanyika
Population

861,000 in Zimbabwe (2000). Population total all countries: 1,025,000.

Location

Manicaland Province and adjacent areas, northeast of Umtali. Also in Mozambique.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bocha (Boka), Bunji, Bvumba, Domba, Guta, Here, Hungwe, Jindwi, Karombe, Nyamuka, Nyatwe, Unyama. A bit more divergent from Shona [sna] than Karanga [kth], Zezuru [sna], and Korekore [sna]. Partially intelligible with Shona. Lexical similarity: 74%–81% with Ndau [ndc].

Language Development
NT: 1908.
Writing
Latin script.

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