805,000 in Tanzania (2006), increasing. Population total all countries: 1,105,000.
South Mbeya Region, Lake Malawi north end; Iringa Region, Makete district. Also in Malawi.
Kukwe, Mwamba (Lungulu), Ngonde, Nyakyusa, Selya (Salya, Seria), Sukwa.
SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; noun classes; verbal affixation for subject, object, tense, aspect, mood and derivation; 18 consonant phonemes; 14 vowel phonemes; tonal
Vigorous. Local non-Nykyusa speakers often learn Nyakyusa. Most domains and increasingly in politics. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.