Ikizu language

Ikizu (Ikikizu, Kiikiizo) is a Bantu language spoken by the Ikizu peoples of Tanzania. Dialects are Ikizu proper and Sizaki. Maho (2009) treats Sizaki (Shashi) as a separate language. However, Ethnologue 16 retired the ISO code for Sizaki, merging it into Ikizu.

Ikizu
Ikikizu
Native toTanzania
Native speakers
55,000 (2005)[1]
Dialects
  • Sizaki
  • Ikizu
Language codes
ISO 639-3ikz
Glottologikiz1238
JE.402,404[2]
ELPIkizu

OrthographyEdit

Ikuzu uses the Latin alphabet. It does not include the letters Q, V, or X. The letters B and C are only used in the forms Bh and Ch.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ikizu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  • Sewangi, Seleman S. (2008). Kiikiizo: Msamiati wa Kiikiizo–Kiingereza–Kiswahili na Kiingereza–Kiikiizo–Kiswahili / Ikiizo–English–Swahili and English–Ikiizo–Swahili Lexicon. ISBN 9987691110.