Kwere

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Kakwere, Kikwere, Kinghwele, Kwele, Ng’were, Ngh’wele, Ngwele, Nhwele, Nwele, Tsinghwele
Autonym
Nghwele
Population

152,000 (Mradi wa Lugha za Tanzania 2009).

Location

Morogoro region; Pwani region: Bagamoyo district.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 74% with Doe [doe], 69% with Kami [kcu], 64% with Kutu [kdc], 61% with Zaramo [zaj], 62% with Zigula [ziw], 54% with Luguru [ruf].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Kwere has influenced Zigula [ziw] linguistically, and has been influenced by Zigula and Bondei [bou]. Matrilineal. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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