Lucazi

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Chiluchazi, Luchazi, Lujash, Lujazi, Lutchaz, Lutshase, Luxage, Ponda
Population

400,000 in Angola. Population total all countries: 455,400.

Location

Widespread: Southeast, adjacent areas, southwest Moxico Province, Lucazi municipality. Kuando-Kubango: from Mavinga to Kuito Kuanavale. Also in Namibia (Luchazi), Zambia (Luchazi).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Part of Ngangela subgroup. Readily intelligible with all variants of the Ngangela macrolanguage.

Language Use

Home, church, commerce. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Bible: 1963.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Lucazi is a prestige form of the Ngangela language cluster. Christian, traditional religion.

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