Nyaturu

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Keremi, 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; also in Tabora, Dodoma, and Manyara regions.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Chahi, Ginyamunyinganyi, Girwana (Rimi). 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
NT: 2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.