There are over 120 languages spoken in Tanzania by communities across the country, the largest of which is the Sukuma people who number around five million. The Sukuma tend to be cattle herders and live mainly in Mwanza, Shinyanga and Tabora Regions, but there are also a significant number in and around Mpanda town here in Katavi Region.
The majority of language communities in Tanzania are from the Bantu language family. But what is the Bantu family? Where did Bantu language groups come from? How did their single language diverge into 500 distinct languages?
Jeff and Heather, who are working with Wycliffe International and based in South Africa, have given a brief introduction to the Bantu language family…
Thanks for your prayers over the last couple of weeks for the partnership meetings and language survey in the west of Tanzania, exploring the possibility of a new Bible translation programme among language groups there. We were excited to hear that the main partnership meeting yesterday went really well. Louise writes: After introductions Rev. Mwita […]