Hadza

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A language of Tanzania

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

1,000 (2017 K. Miller), decreasing. Ethnic population: 1,200 (2017 K. Miller).

Location

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

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bali may be a dialect.

Language Use

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

Language Development
Texts.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

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

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