Ndali

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Chindali, Cindali, Icindali, Ici-Ndali, Kindali, Ndari
Population

150,000 in Tanzania (1987), increasing. Population total all countries: 220,000.

Location

Mbeya Region, Ileje district, into Malawi, between Lambya and Nyakyusa. Also in Malawi.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Sukwa.

Typology

SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; noun classes; verbal affixation for subject, object, tense, aspect, mood, and derivation; 19 consonant phonemes; 10 vowel phonemes; tonal

Language Use

Vigorous. Most domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Also use some Swahili [swh].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. SIL has transition literacy work (Swahili to Ndali). Bible portions: 2010–2011.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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