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, Western Makua
Population

1,500,000 (2006).

Location

Northeast and central, most of Zambezia Province, south Nampula Province. Prestige center is Alto Molocue.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Most similar to Makhuwa [vmw] and Chuwabu [chw].

Language Development
NT: 1930–1983.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

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