L1 users: 22,000 (2002).
Njombe region: Ludewa district; Ruvuma region: Mbinga district; east shore of Lake Nyasa.
Matumba. Matumba dialect is a distinct dialect but is completely intelligible with Manda.
Vigorous. Low domains and to discuss high domains. For high domains, Swahili [swh] is used or mixed with Manda. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Latin script [Latn].
The Matumba see themselves as a separate group related to the Manda, while the Manda view them as a subgroup of the Manda. Christian.