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Luyana

A language of Zambia

ISO 639-3lyn

Population  222,000 in Zambia (2006). 12,114 Kwandi, 29,333 Kwanga, 2,692 Mbowe (1969 census). Population total all countries: 442,000.
Region  Western Province, east Lozi-Luyana area. Also in Angola, Botswana, Namibia.
Language map  Zambia, reference number 16
Alternate names   Esiluyana, Louyi, Lui, Luyi, Rouyi
Dialects  Kwandi, Kwanga, Mbowe (Esimbowe), Mbumi. The Mbowe dialect may be a separate language.
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, K, Kwangwa (K.40)
Language development  Dictionary.

Also spoken in:

Angola

Language name   Luyana
Population  32,500 in Angola (2000).
Region  Southwest, east of Mo├žamedes (Namibe).
Language map  Angola, reference number 14
Alternate names  Louyi, Luana, Luano, Lui, Luyi, Rouyi
Dialects  Kwandi, Mbowe (Esimbowe), Mdundulu (Ndundulu, Imilangu), Mishulundu.
Comments  A subgrouping of dialects. Imilangu may be a dialect of Simaa [sia].
 
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