Vinza language

Vinza is a Bantu language spoken by the Vinza people of Tanzania, approximately in the area of the town of Uvinza. [3] It is closely related to the languages of Rwanda and Burundi, including the Ha language of the northeastern shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Vinza
Native toTanzania
EthnicityVinza
Native speakers
(10,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3vin
Glottologvinz1238
JD.67[2]
ELPVinza

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vinza at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Margaret Arminel Bryan, The Bantu Languages of Africa, Oxford University Press 1959. At that time there were about 5,000 speakers.