Digo is a Bantu language spoken in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania by about 479,000 people. In Kenya it is spoken in Kwale county by about 313,000 people. In Tanzania there are about 166,000 Digo speakers in the Tanga area in the northeast of the country.
Digo is classified by some linguists as a dialect of Mijikenda. However, Digo speakers believe that their language differs significantly from other Mijikenda dialects. Digo itself has several dialects, including Northern Digo (Chinondo), T'simba and Tsw'aka in Kenya, and Southern Digo (Ungu / Lungu) in Tanzania.
There are several ways to write Digo, and written material in Digo is based on the Northern Digo dialect of Kenya. The Digo Language and Literacy Project has published a dictionary, grammar, translations from the Bible, and other material.
Digo Language and Literacy Project
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