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Kwavi dialect

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(Redirected from Baraguyu language)
Native toTanzania
EthnicityKwavi people
Native speakers
(undated figure of 30,000[citation needed])
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Kwavi is the dialect of Maasai spoken by the Kwavi people (a.k.a. Parakuyo or Baraguyu) of Tanzania. According to Hurskainen (1994), "The Parakuyo (earlier also called Ilparakuyo, Baraguyu, Kwavi, Lumbwa, and Iloikop) are a Maa-speaking ethnic group scattered over a large area in the northeastern and central parts of Tanzania", while Beidelman (1960) confirms that "Kwavi" and "Baraguyu" are synonymous.