Gogo

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Chigogo, Cigogo, Kigogo
Autonym
Wagogo
Population

1,080,000 (Mradi wa Lugha za Tanzania 2009), increasing. Includes 60,000 Nyambwa.

Location

Dodoma, Iringa, and Manyara regions; Singida region: Manyoni district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Nyambwa (Cinyambwa, West Gogo), Nyaugogo (Central Gogo), Tumba (Citumba, East Gogo). Lexical similarity: 50% with Hehe [heh] and Sangu [sbp], 48% with Kimbu [kiv], 45% with Nilamba [nim].

Language Use

Vigorous. Church meetings. All ages. Also use Swahili [swh], in church meetings.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 1962–2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Seminomadic. Traditional religion, Christian.

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