Rungwa

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Ichirungwa, Icilungwa, Kirungwa, Lungwa, Nyalungwa, Runga
Population

18,000 (1987).

Location

Rukwa region: Mpanda district, north Lake Rukwa plains.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 88% with Pimbwe [piw]; 69% with Fipa [fip], 63% with Wungu [wun] (Roth 2011).

Language Use

Also use Swahili [swh].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.