Tonga

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A language of Mozambique

Alternate Names
Bitonga, Gitonga, Inhambane, Shengwe, Tonga-Inhambane
Population

375,000 (2006).

Location

South, Inhambane area up to Morrumbane.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gitonga Gy Khogani, Nyambe (Cinyambe), Sewi (Gisewi). Lexical similarity: 44% with Chopi [cce].

Language Development
NT: 1890–1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Tonga [tog] of Malawi and Tonga [toi] of Zambia and Zimbabwe.