Language of the Day for 14 January 2022


Langi [lag]

A language of
Tanzania, United Republic of
Population Full
371,000 (Mradi wa Lugha za Tanzania 2009), increasing. 38,000 monolinguals.
6a (Vigorous).
Language Use
Vigorous. Home, market, local meetings. Used by all. Positive attitudes, but Swahili [swh] preferred in public settings. Most also use Swahili [swh]. Used as L2 by Alagwa [wbj], Burunge [bds].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: About 50% moderately fluent in Swahili [swh]. Swahili official language for education. Langi used for explanations. L1 literacy program in place. Literature. Grammar. Texts. Bible portions: 2007–2012.