Pimbwe

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Cipimbwe, Ichipimbwe, Kipimbwe
Population

29,000 (1987).

Location

Rukwa Region, Mpanda district; Rift valley to northwest of Lake Rukwa.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Rungwa [rnw]. Lexical similarity: 88% with Rungwa [rnw], 67% with Fipa [fip], 63% with Wungu [wun] (Roth 2011).

Language Use

Home, farming, local contexts. All ages. Also use some Swahili [swh].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.