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Makhuwa-Meetto

A language of Mozambique

ISO 639-3mgh

Population  963,000 in Mozambique (2006). Population total all countries: 1,348,000.
Region  Cabo Delgado and Niassa provinces. Also in Tanzania.
Language map  Mozambique, reference number 13
Alternate names   Emeto, Imeetto, Medo, Meetto, Meto, Mêto, Metto
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 81%–88% with Makhuwa-Saka [xsq], 78%–82% with the Nahara dialect of Makhuwa-Marrevone [xmc], 78%–80% with Makhuwa [vmw], 66%–68% with Lomwe [ngl].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, P, Makua (P.30)
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1927.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.

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Tanzania

Language name   Makhuwa-Meetto
Population  385,000 in Tanzania (2006).
Region  Extreme south, Mtwara region, Masasi District.
Language map  Tanzania, reference number 112
Alternate names  Imakua, Kimakua, Makhua, Makoa, Makua, Makuwa, Maquoua, Mato
Dialects  Medo (Meto, Emeto).
Comments  Muslim, traditional religion, Christian.