Ngoni language

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Ngoni
Songea
Chingoni
Native toTanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi
EthnicityNgoni
Native speakers
311,000 (2006-2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ngo
Glottologngon1269[2]
N.12[3]

Ngoni is a Bantu language of Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique. It is one of several languages of the Ngoni people, who descend from the Nguni people of southern Africa, and the language is a member of the Nguni subgroup, with the variety spoken in Malawi sometimes referred to as a dialect of Zulu.[4][5] Other languages spoken by the Ngoni may also be referred to as "Chingoni"; many Ngoni in Malawi, for instance, speak Chewa, and other Ngoni speak Tumbuka or Nsenga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ngoni". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ngoni". 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. ^ Miti, L. M. (1996) Subgrouping Ngoni varieties within Nguni: a lexicostatistical approach, SAJAL 16: 82–92.
  5. ^ Gowlett, D. (2003) "Zone S" in The Bantu Languages (eds. Derek Nurse and Gerard Phillippson), p. 735.