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Zemba

A language of Angola

ISO 639-3dhm

Population  18,000 in Angola (1996 UBS). Population total all countries: 22,000.
Region  Southwest corner. Also in Namibia.
Language map  Angola, reference number 36
Alternate names   Chimba, Dhimba, Dimba, Oluthimba, Otjidhimba, Simba, Tjimba
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, R, Herero (R.30)
Language development  Bible portions: 1970–1984.

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Namibia

Language name   Zemba
Population  4,000 in Namibia (2006).
Region  Northwest, Kunene region, Etoto and Ruacana areas, near the Herero [her].
Language map  Namibia, reference number 21
Alternate names  Dhimba, Himba, Luzimba, Oluthimba, Otjidhimba, Simba
Comments  Called ‘Luzimba’, ‘Ovazemba’, or ‘Ovazimba’.