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A language of Botswana

Alternate Names
Mashuakwe, Shua-Khwe, Tshumakwe
Population

6,000 (2004 R. Cook). 100 Danisi (Voegelin and Voegelin 1977).

Location

Central District, Tutume subdistrict, Nata, Gweta; Boteti subdistrict, Motopi, Popipi, Mokoboxane, Mmatshumu, Letlhakane.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

||’Aiye (|Aaye), |Oree-Khwe (|Koree-Khoe, |Oree), |Xaise (|Ais, |Hais, |Haise, |Taise), Cara, Danisi (Danisa, Danisis, Demisa, Madenassa, Madenasse, Madinnisane), Deti, Ganádi, N|oo-Khwe (N||ookhwe, N|oo), Shua-Khwe (Mashuakwe), Tshidi-Khwe (Shete Tsere, Sili, Tcaiti, Tsh’iti), Ts’ixa.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1978.