Zanaki language

Zanaki (Ikizanaki) is a Bantu language of Tanzania. It is spoken by the Zanaki people of Musoma and was the first language of Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere who is also the[3]son of one of the local chieftains during colonial rule, King Nyerere Burito (1859–1942).

Zanaki
Native toTanzania
RegionMara Region, Musoma Rural District, Makongoro Division
Native speakers
100,000 (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3zak
Glottologzana1238
JE.44[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zanaki at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Aydemir, Murat (2008). Migratory settings. Rodopi. p. 102. ISBN 90-420-2425-9.