Pimbwe

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A language of Tanzania

Alternate Names
Cipimbwe, Ichipimbwe, Icipimbwe, Kipimbwe
Population

L1 users: 29,000 (1987).

Location

Katavi region: Mpanda district; Rift valley to northwest of Lake Rukwa.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 88% with Rungwa [rnw], 67% with Fipa [fip], 63% with Wungu [wun] (Roth 2011).

Language Use

Home, farming, local contexts. All ages. Also use Swahili [swh].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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