Pangwa language

Native to Tanzania
Native speakers
95,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pbr
Glottolog pang1287[2]
Linguasphere 99-AUS-uc

The Pangwa are an ethnic and linguistic group based in the Kipengere Range on the eastern shore of Lake Malawi, in the Ludewa District of Njombe Region in southern Tanzania. In 2002 the Pangwa population was estimated to number 95,000 [1]. The Pangwa language is a member of the Niger–Congo family.

Alternate names for Pangwa are Ekipangwa and Kipangwa.

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