158,000 (1987), increasing.
Mbeya Region, Mbeya Urban, Mbeya Rural, Chunya, and Mbozi districts, Mbeya and Poroto mountain ranges.
Central Safwa, Guruka (Shisafwa), Mbwila (Ulenje), Poroto, Songwe.
SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; noun classes; verbal affixation for subject, object, tense, aspect, mood and derivation; 36 consonant phonemes; 14 vowel phonemes; tonal
Vigorous. Home. All ages. Also use some Swahili [swh].
Traditional religion, Christian.