L1 users: 1,080,000 (2013 J. Leclerc), increasing. Total users in all countries: 1,229,000.
Mbeya region: Lake Malawi north end; Njombe region: Makete district.
Nyakyusa (Nyekyosa), Kukwe (Lungulu, Ngumba), Mwamba (Cisociri, Sokelo, Sokile), Ngonde (IkyaNgonde, Konde), Selya (Kaaselya, Salya, Seria), Sukwa.
SVO; prepositions; noun head initial; noun classes; verbal affixation for subject, object, tense, aspect, mood and derivation; 18 consonant phonemes; 14 vowel phonemes; tonal.
Vigorous. Local non-Nykyusa speakers often learn Nyakyusa. Most domains and increasingly in politics. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.