Rashi language

Haya
Ziba
OluhayaOruhaya'
RegionTanzania
EthnicityHaya people
Native speakers
1.3 million (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hay
Glottologhaya1250[2]
JE.22[3]

Haya (Oluhaya; Swahili: Kihaya) is a Niger–Congo language spoken by the Haya people of Tanzania, in the south and southwest coast of Lake Victoria. In 1991, the population of Haya speakers was estimated at 1,200,000 people [1].

Maho (2009) classifies JE221 Rashi as closest to Haya. It has no ISO code.

References[]

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

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