150,000 in Tanzania (1987), increasing. Population total all countries: 220,000.
Mbeya Region, Ileje district, into Malawi, between Lambya and Nyakyusa. Also in Malawi.
SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; noun classes; verbal affixation for subject, object, tense, aspect, mood, and derivation; 19 consonant phonemes; 10 vowel phonemes; tonal
Vigorous. Most domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes. Also use some Swahili [swh].
Christian, traditional religion.