Ikizu language

Ikizu
Ikikizu
Native toTanzania
Native speakers
55,000 (2005)[1]
Dialects
  • Sizaki
  • Ikizu
Language codes
ISO 639-3ikz
Glottologikiz1238[2]
JE.402,404[3]

Ikizu (Ikikizu, Kiikiizo) is a Bantu language spoken by the Ikizu peoples of Tanzania. Dialects are Ikizu proper and Sizaki. Maho (2009) treats Sizaki (Shashi) as a separate language. However, Ethnologue 16 retired the ISO code for Sizaki, merging it into Ikizu.

Orthography[]

Ikuzu uses the Latin alphabet. It does not include the letters Q, V, or X. The letters B and C are only used in the forms Bh and Ch.

References[]

  1. ^ Ikizu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ikizu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online