Kwangali

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A language of Namibia

Alternate Names
Kwangare, Kwangari, Rukwangali, Sikwangali
Population

73,100 in Namibia (2000). 2,000 Sambyu. Population total all countries: 84,000.

Location

Okavango. Also in Angola.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2001, Education Act No. 16, Article 35), implemented by Ministry of Education, 2003.

Dialects

Sambyu (Sambio, Sambiu, Shisambyu). May be intelligible with Diriku [diu].

Language Use

Education, administration.

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1987.
Writing
Latin script.

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