Matengo language

Matengo is a Bantu language of Tanzania. Speakers are mostly monolingual, and neighboring languages are not intelligible.

Matengo
Chimatengo
Native toTanzania
EthnicityMatengo people
Native speakers
(150,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mgv
Glottologmate1258[2]
N.13[3]
Linguasphere99-AUS-rc

References

  1. ^ Matengo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Matengo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
Matengo people

The Matengo are an ethnic and linguistic group based in Mbinga District, Ruvuma Region in southern Tanzania.

In 1957, the population estimate was 57,000, while in 2010, the Matengo population was estimated to number 284,000. Their religious affiliation is to Christianity. Their Affinity Bloc is Sub-Saharan African. Their main language is Matengo, which is one of the Bantu languages.

Official languages
Indigenous
languages

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