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Diriku

A language of Namibia

ISO 639-3diu

Population  10,200 in Namibia (2006). Population total all countries: 36,200.
Region  Okavango. Also in Angola, Botswana.
Language map  Namibia, reference number 2
Alternate names   Diriko, Gciriku, Mbogedo, Mbogedu, Rugciriku, Shimbogedu
Dialects  May be similar to Saam [raq], Kwangali [kwn].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, K, Diriku (K.70)
Language use  National language. Used in administration.
Language development  Taught in primary and secondary schools. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1988.

Also spoken in:

Angola

Language name   Diriku
Population  24,000 in Angola.
Region  Southeast border with Namibia, between Kwangali and Ndonga.
Language map  Angola, reference number 3
Alternate names  Diriko, Gciriku, Mbogedo, Rugciriku, Shimbogedu
 

Botswana

Language name   Gciriku
Population  2,000 in Botswana (2004 R. Cook).
Language map  Botswana
Alternate names  Diriko, Diriku, Mbogedo, Mbogedu, Rugciriku, Shimbogedu