Language of the Day for 09 September 2019


Nyakyusa-Ngonde [nyy]

A language of
Population Full
1,210,000 in Tanzania (2016), increasing. Total users in all countries: 1,359,000.
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Vigorous. Local non-Nykyusa speakers often learn Nyakyusa. Most domains and increasingly in politics. Used by all. Positive attitudes.
Language Development
SIL has transition literacy work (Swahili to Nyakyusa). Literature. Dictionary. Texts. Bible: 1993–1996.