|Native to||Tanzania, Malawi|
(40,000 in Tanzania cited 1987)|
60,000 in Malawi (2012)
2,000 in Zambia (1958)
Sukwa, once thought to be a dialect of Nyakyusa, is now considered to be a dialect of Lambya. The University of Malawi Language Mapping Survey for Northern Malawi (2006), agreeing with this, found that the three languages Cilambya, Cindali, and Cisukwa form a single dialect group, although there are differences between them, especially between Cilambya and the other two. For example:
The Language Mapping Survey gives further vocabulary and also a short text (the Tortoise and the Hare) in all three dialects.
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