L1 users: 2,290,000 (2009 UNSD).
Lake Kilwa: east of Blantyre district: northeast from Zomba, Phalombe, and Machinga districts; Thyolo, Mulanje, Chiradzulu, Nsanje, and Chikwawa districts.
Vigorous. Also use Chichewa [nya].
Latin script [Latn].
Nguru is derogatory if used by an outsider; a signal of close identity if used by an insider. Elhomwe is the official name. Traditional religion, Christian.