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Makhuwa

A language of Mozambique

ISO 639-3vmw

Population  3,090,000 (2006).
Region  Nampula, south of Meetto area.
Language map  Mozambique, reference number 11
Alternate names   Central Makhuwa, Emakhuwa, Emakua, Macua, Makhuwa-Makhuwana, Makhuwwa of Nampula, Makoane, Makua, Maquoua
Dialects  Emwaja, Enaharra (Maharra, Nahara, Emathipane), Enyara, Central Makua (Makhuwana, Makuana, Emakhuwana), Empamela (Nampamela), Enlai (Mulai).
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, P, Makua (P.30)
Language development  Bible: 1982–2000.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.