Kahe language

Native toTanzania
Regionnear Moshi
Native speakers
(2,700 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hka

The Kahe are an ethnic and linguistic group based southeast of Moshi in Kilimanjaro Region Tanzania. The Kahe language, or Kikahe, is in the Chagga cluster of Bantu languages. Three dialects are recognized: Kimwangaria, Msengoni and Kichangareni.[4] Kikahe is spoken by 9130 people, and is one of the smaller language communities in Tanzania.[5]


  1. ^ Kahe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kahe". 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. ^ Kahigi, Kulikoyela K. (2008). Kikahe: Msamiati wa Kikahe-Kiswahili-Kiingereza na Kiingereza-Kikahe-Kiswahili (Kahe–Swahili–English and English–Kahe–Swahili Lexicon). Languages of Tanzania Project. ISBN 9987-691-15-3.
  5. ^ Muzale, H. & Rugemalira, J. (2008). Researching and Documenting the Languages of Tanzania. LOT Project, University of Dar es Salaam