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Sagala

A language of Tanzania

ISO 639-3sbm

Population  79,000 (1987).
Region  Morogoro region, Kilosa and Ulanga districts; Dodoma region, Mpwapwa District; Iringa region.
Language map  Tanzania, reference number 88
Alternate names   Kisagala, Kisagara, Sagara, Southern Kisagala
Dialects  Itumba, Kondoa (Solwe), Kweny, Nkwifiya (Kwifa, Kwiva). Lexical similarity: 63% with Kagulu [kki], 60% with Gogo [gog].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, G, Zigula-Zaramo (G.30)
Language use  Also use some Swahili [swh].
Comments  Different from Sagalla [tga] which is in Taita group of Kenya. Matrilineal. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.
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