Machame

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Ki-Mashami, Kimachame, Macame, Machambe, Madjame, Mashami
Autonym
Kimashami
Population

195,000 (Mradi wa Lugha za Tanzania 2009), increasing.

Location

Arusha, Kilimanjaro, and Manyara regions: Chaga area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Masdama (Masama), Siha (Shira), Ng’uni, Bosho, Hai. Chaga dialect continuum member which include Rombo [rof], Mochi [old], and Vunjo [vun].

Language Use

Vigorous, especially in their home area. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Dictionary. Texts. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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