Nyaturu

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Keremi, Kilimi, Kinyaturu, Kiremi, Kirimi, Limi, Remi, Rimi, Turu
Population

595,000 (2006).

Location

Singida region: Iramba and Singida rural districts, north central, south of Singida, west of Wembere river; Tabora, Dodoma, and Manyara regions.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Chahi (Ahi, Cahi, Chahe), Ginyamunyinganyi (Nyamunying’anyi), Girwana (Rimi, Rwana). Lexical similarity: 63% with Nilamba [nim], 59% with Sukuma [suk], 58% with Nyamwezi [nym], 53% with Kimbu [kiv], 44% with Sumbwa [suw].

Language Use

All ages. Used as L2 by Datooga [tcc].

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.