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A language of Mozambique

ISO 639-3vmk

Population  618,000 (2006).
Region  South of Niassa Province.
Language map  Mozambique, reference number 16
Alternate names   Chirima, Eshirima, Makhuwa-Exirima, Makhuwa-Niassa, Makhuwa-Xirima, Shirima, West Makua, Xirima
Dialects  Probably not intelligible with Makhuwa-Meetto [mgh], or Lomwe [ngl].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, P, Makua (P.30)
Language development  NT: 2000.