Ndali language

Ndali, or Chindali, is a Bantu language spoken by an increasing population in southern Tanzania of 150,000 (1987) and in northern Malawi by 70,000 (2003).

Sukwa, or Chisukwa, spoken in the Misuku Hills of northern Malawi, is closely related to Ndali, and both languages are fairly close to Lambya.[4]

For further information see Kershner (2001).[5]

Native toTanzania, Malawi
Native speakers
(220,000 cited 1987–2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ndh


  1. ^ Ndali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ndali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ The University of Malawi Language Mapping Survey for Northern Malawi (2006), p. 16.
  5. ^ Kershner, Tiffany (2001). "Imperfectivity in Chisukwa" in Explorations in African Linguistics: From Lamso to Sesotho, eds. Robert Botne and Rose Vondrasek, Bloomington: Indiana University Working Papers in Linguistics, pp. 37–52.

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Ndali may refer to:

Ndali people, a people of Tanzania and Malawi

Ndali language

Ndali, Benin, a town in Benin

Official languages
Regional languages


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