Lozi

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A language of Zambia

Alternate Names
Kololo, Rotse, Rozi, Rutse, Silozi, Tozvi
Population

610,000 in Zambia (2006). Population total all countries: 722,600.

Location

Western Province, Barotseland; Southern Province near Livingstone. Also in Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). De facto language of provincial identity in portions of Western and Southern provinces.

Language Use

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

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1951–2009.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Recognized for educational and administrative purposes.

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