Makhuwa-Saka

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A language of Mozambique

Alternate Names
Esaaka, Esaka, Isaanga, Ishanga, Saaka, Saanga, Saka, Sanga
Population

212,000 (2006).

Location

Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces: border area, Lurio river.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Rati (Erati), Saka (Esaaka). Lexical similarity: 81%–88% with Makhuwa-Meetto [mgh], 78%–80% with Makhuwa [vmw].

Language Use

Positive attitudes.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.