Luguru

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Guru, Ikiruguru, Kiluguru, Kiruguru, Lughuru, Lugulu, Ruguru
Population

692,000 (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001).

Location

Morogoro Region, Morogoro and Kilosa districts; Pwani Region, Bagamoyo district, Luguru mountains, and Dar es Salaam; central Zanzibar.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 54% with Kami [kcu].

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2007–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Matrilineal. Muslim.