45,000 (Maho and Sands 2002).
Scattered in Pwani, Dodoma, Manyara, and Arusha regions.
None known. May be intelligible with standard Kiswahili [swh]. Cutchi-Swahili and Asian Swahili may not be the same.
L1 of some Gujarati Muslims who came from Zanzibar. Asian Swahili is used by other Asians to communicate with non-English speaking Africans and other Asians who share no common language. All ages. Also use English [eng].
Regular but distinct phonology, lexical and grammatical differences (Whiteley 1974:73–79). Muslim.