Nyamwezi is a member of the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by about 1.47 million people in the Kigoma, Rukwa and Tabora regions of Tanzania between Lake Victoria and Lake Rukwa.
Nyamwezi is also known as KiNyamweezi, Kinyamuesi, Kinyamwesi, Manjamuesi, Mwezi, Namwezi, Nyamwesi or Nyawezi. The name Nyamwezi means "people of the moon". Dialects include: Nyanyembe, Takama, Mweri, Galaganza, Nangwila, Ilwana, Uyui, Rambo, Ndaala and Nyambiu.
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Banhu bose bubyalagwa biyagalulile, n'ikujo haki zilenganelile. Banhu bose bina masala na wiganiki, hu kuyomba ihayilwe bitogwe giti bana ba mbyazi bumo.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Information about the Nyamwezi language
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