Rungwa

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A language of Tanzania

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

18,000 (1987).

Location

Rukwa Region, Mpanda district, north Lake Rukwa plains.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Similar to Pimbwe [piw]. Lexical similarity: 88% with Pimbwe [piw]; 69% with Fipa [fip], 63% with Wungu [wun] (Roth 2011).

Language Use

Some also use Swahili [swh].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.