Ngulu

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Geja, Kingulu, Nguru, Nguu, Wayomba
Population

132,000 (1987).

Location

Morogoro Region, Morogoro Rural district; Tanga Region, Handeni district; northwest Pwani Region; 2 areas in Manyara Region; possibly in Dodoma Region.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 83% with Zigula [ziw], 73% with Bondei [bou], 68% with Shambala [ksb].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Swahili [swh].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2007–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Ngulu [ngl] of Mozambique and Malawi. Matrilineal. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.