Shubi

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Kishubi, Kisubi, Shuwi, Sinja, Sinya, Subi, Urushubi
Population

153,000 (1987).

Location

Kagera region: Biharamulo district, northwest of Sumbwa, near Lake Victoria; north Kigoma and Shinyanga regions.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 85% with Hangaza [han], 77% with Rundi [run] and Ha [haq], 71% with Rwanda [kin], 49% with Sumbwa [suw].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Widely spread in multiethnic communities, but retain the language. Traditional religion, Christian.