Kwangali

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A language of Namibia

Alternate Names
Kwangare, Kwangari, Rukwangali, Rukwangari, Sikwangali
Population

157,000 in Namibia (2002 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 167,900.

Location

Kavango East and Kavango West regions.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

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

Language Use

Education, administration. Used as L2 by Hai||om [hgm].

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

Latin script [Latn].

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