Hadza

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Hadzabi, Hadzape, Hadzapi, Hatsa, Kangeju, Kindega, Kindiga, “Tindiga” (pej.), Wakindiga
Population

950 (Brenzinger 2013), decreasing. Ethnic population: 950 (Brenzinger 2013).

Location

Singida region: southeast of Lake Eyasi, south and northwest; Manyara region: Iramba and Mbulu districts; Shinyanga region: Masawa district.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bali may be a dialect.

Language Use

A few also use Datooga [tcc] (Brenzinger 2013), Isanzu [isn] (Brenzinger 2013), Sukuma [suk] (Brenzinger 2013).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Nomadic. Population dwindling. Pressures from outside resulting in less land, food, and more disease. Traditional religion, Christian.