805,000 in Tanzania (2006), increasing. Population total all countries: 1,105,000.
South Mbeya Region, Lake Malawi north end; Iringa Region, Makete district.
Kukwe (Ngumba), Mwamba (Lungulu, Sokelo), Ngonde, Nyakyusa (Nyekyosa), Selya (Kaaselya, 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.
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.