Nilamba

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Ikinilamba, Ikiniramba, Ilamba, Iramba, Kinilamba, Kiniramba, Nilyamba, Niramba, Nyilamba
Population

455,000 (2006). 50,000 Iambi.

Location

West Singida Region, north of the Nyaturu [rim] language areas; also in Shinyanga and Tabora regions.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Iambi (Nyambi), Mbuga, Ushoola (Kinaushoola). Lexical similarity: 56% with Nyamwezi [nym], 55% with Sukuma [suk], 45% with Sumbwa [suw].

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1967.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].