Makhuwa-Meetto

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A language of Mozambique

Alternate Names
Emeto, Imeetto, Medo, Meetto, Meto, Metto, Mêto
Population

L1 users: 1,010,000 (2014). Total users in all countries: 1,528,000.

Location

Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces: Pemba coast inland; Nampula province: coast north of Nacala.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 81%–88% with Makhuwa-Saka [xsq], 78%–82% with the Nahara dialect of Makhuwa-Marrevone [xmc], 78%–80% with Makhuwa [vmw], 66%–68% with Lomwe [ngl].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1927–2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim.

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