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A language of Botswana

Alternate Names
Mashuakwe, Shua-Khwe, Tshumakwe
Population

2,000 (Brenzinger 2013).

Location

Central district: Boteti subdistrict, Letlhakane, Mmatshumu, Mokoboxane, Motopi, and Popipi; Tutume subdistrict, Gweta and Nata; North West district: small area southeast.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Shua-Khwe (Mashuakwe), N|oo-Khwe (N||ookhwe, N|oo), |Oree-Khwe (|Koree-Khoe, |Oree), ||’Aiye (|Aaye), |Xaise (|Ais, |Hais, |Haise, |Taise), Tshidi-Khwe (Shete Tsere, Sili, Tcaiti, Tsh’iti), Danisi (Danisa, Danisis, Demisa, Madenassa, Madenasse, Madinnisane), Cara, Deti, Ganádi, Ts’ixa.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1978.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], no longer in use.

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