Zigula is a Bantu language spoken mainly in Tanzania, and also Somalia, by about 380,000 people. It is also known as Mushunguli (Mushungulu), which is the name of a major dialect. Mushunguli is spoken by about 23,000 people in southern Somalia, particularly in Jamaame, Kismayo, Mogadishu, and the Juba River valley. Some sources describe Mushunguli and Zigula as separate but closely related languages.
There is no standard way of writing Zigula, however it can be written based on the spelling systems used for other Bantu languages.
Zigula tones could be marked as follows: the high level tone with an acute accent (á), and the falling tone with a circumflex accent (â).
Some information about the Zigula alphabet provided by Michael Peter Füstumum
Download a Zigula alphabet chart (Excel)
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Information about the Zigula language
Basaa, Bemba, Bukusu, Bulu, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gogo, Gusii, Gwere, Haya, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kamba, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Kuria, Lambya, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luchazi, Luvale, Makonde, Makhuwa, Mandekan, Maore, Masaaba, Mbunda, Mende, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nande, Nkore, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyamwezi, Nyakyusa, Nyemba, Nyole, Nyungwe, OshiWambo, Punu, Ronga, Sena, Shona, Soga, Songe, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tonga, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu
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