Zigula

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Chizigula, Kizigua, Kizigula, Msegua, Seguha, Wayombo, Wazegua, Zeguha, Zegura, Zigoua, Zigua, Zigwa
Population

355,000 (Johnstone 1993).

Location

Tanga region: northeast, Maasai steppe; Pwani region: Bagamoyo district; west central Manyara region.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 83% with Ngulu [ngp], 75% with Bondei [bou], 68% with Shambala [ksb], 70% with Doe [doe], 62% with Kwere [cwe].

Language Use

All ages. Some also use a nonstandard street Swahili [swh].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1906–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Influenced linguistically by Doe [doe] and Kwere [cwe], and has influenced them. May be the same as Mushungulu [xma] in Somalia. Muslim, Christian.

Zigula