Sumbwa

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Kisumbwa, Shisumbwa, Shumbwa
Population

191,000 (1987).

Location

Shinyanga region: Bukombe district; Mwanza and Kagera regions; small area in Tabora region.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 61% with Nyamwezi [nym], 59% with Sukuma [suk], 45% with Nilamba [nim].

Language Use

All ages. Also use Swahili [swh].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.