Nyika, Tanzania

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Kinyiha, Kinyika
Population

25,000 (2007).

Location

Rukwa Region, Sumbawanga Rural District, mainly Sandulula Ward; Mollo Ward.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Malawi Nyiha [nyr]. Lexical similarity: 67% with Nyiha,Tanzania [nih]; 74% with Malila [mgq], 71% with Safwa [sbk] (Roth 2011).

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use Swahili [swh].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].