Lala-Bisa

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A language of Zambia

Alternate Names
Biza-Lala
Population

580,000 in Zambia (2006). Lala 200,000 (1991 UBS).

Location

Northern, Central, and Eastern provinces; east along Luangwa river (Bisa), southwest (Lala). Also in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ambo, Bisa (Biisa, Ichibisa, Wisa, Wiza), Lala (Ichilala), Luano, Swaka.

Language Use

Home, traditional ceremonies, community.

Language Development
NT: 1947–1977.
Writing
Latin script.

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