Luyana

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A language of Zambia

Alternate Names
Esiluyana, Louyi, Lui, Luyi, Rouyi
Population

222,000 in Zambia (2006). 12,100 Kwandi, 29,300 Kwanga, 2,690 Mbowe (1969 census). Population total all countries: 409,500.

Location

Western Province, east Lozi-Luyana area. Also in Botswana, Namibia.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Kwandi, Kwanga, Mbumi. Mbowe dialect may be a separate language.

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Dictionary.