Language endangerment in Tanzania: Documenting the Dowe language

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create multimedia collection of endangered languages. These collections are preserved and made freely available through the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) housed at the library of SOAS University of London.

The Dowe language (autonym Chidowe, xenonym Kidoe, Doe) is a small Bantu language of Guthrie's G zone. It is spoken in the hinterland of the Indian Ocean coast in some villages of Msata and Miono Ward (Bagamoyo District, Coast Region) of the United Republic of Tanzania. “Ethnologue†Primary investigator: Karsten Legere

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Location: Tanzania, Eastern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Institut fur Afrikawissenschaften, University of Vienna Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £9,877.00 Commencement Date: 01/2008
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