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Lunda language

Lunda
Chilunda
Native to Zambia, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Copperbelt
Native speakers
630,000 in Zambia and Angola  (2001–2006)[1]
Significant but unknown number in Congo
Latin (Lunda alphabet)
Lunda Braille
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
 Zambia
Language codes
ISO 639-2 lun
ISO 639-3 lun
L.52[2]
Glottolog lund1266[3]

Lunda, also known as Chilunda, is a Bantu language spoken in Zambia, Angola and, to a lesser extent, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lunda and its dialects are spoken and understood by perhaps 4.6% of Zambians (1986 estimate), and the language is used mainly in the north western and Luapula province of Zambia. The majority of the Lunda can be found in Congo DRC, especially katanga pronvince is popularly known for lunda's, also in Angola, that's Lunda North and Lunda South, kazombo, kambinda, makondo and other parts in the south. There is also a small portion of lunda dialects in Namibia.

References

  1. ^ Lunda at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lunda". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

External links

  • Lunda language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  • Map of Lunda (Chilunda) language from the LL-Map Project
  • Lunda language stories, Lubuto Library Special Collections
  • OLAC resources in and about the Lunda language


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