Lomwe

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A language of Mozambique

Alternate Names
Acilowe, Alomwe, Chilowe, Cilowe, Elomwe, Ilomwe, Ingulu, Lomue, Mihavane, Mihavani, Mihawani, Ngulu, Nguru, Walomwe, West Makhuwa, Western Makua
Population

1,500,000 (2006).

Location

Zambezia province; Niassa and Nampula provinces: Alto Molocue.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Makhuwa [vmw] and Chuwabu [chw].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Manyawa [mny].

Language Development
NT: 1930–1983.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Ngulu (Kingulu) of Tanzania. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.