Kimbu language

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Native toTanzania
Native speakers
(78,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kiv

Kimbu is a Bantu language of Tanzania. In 1992, use of Kimbu was declining but still in regular use in certain contexts.[4] As of 2018, most children of Kimbu speakers learn Swahili as a first language, and do not learn Kimbu well.[5]


  1. ^ Kimbu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kimbu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Brenzinger, Matthias (1992). Language death : factual and theoretical explorations with special reference to East Africa. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 90–91. ISBN 9783110134049.
  5. ^ Gabriel, Helena (2018). "A Case Study of Kimbu Intergenerational Transmission" (PDF). Arusha Working Papers in African Linguistics. 1: 38–53. Retrieved 8 April 2019.

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