These pages concentrate primarily on the language spoken by the Nyakyusa and Ngonde.

The majority of the approximately 1 000 000 (one million) Nyakyusa live in the area north and north east of Lake Malawi/Lake Nyasa. In Tanzania their area extends to just around Mbeya city limits in the north and down to the lakeshore in the south. The eastern border is the Livingstone mountain range where the Safwa and the Kinga live. In Malawi, where the Nyakyusa are called Ngonde, they live in the north-eastern corner north from Karonga town.

The orange area indicates (possibly a bit exaggerated) the geographical extent of the Nyakyusa language.

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