379,000 in Zambia (2006). Population total all countries: 674,000.
Northeast Northern Province south of Lake Tanganyika. Also in Tanzania.
Fipa-Mambwe (Kifipa cha Kimambwe), Lungu (Adong, Ichirungu, Rungu), Mambwe (Ichimambwe, Kimambwe). Uncertain intelligibility between Fipa-Mambwe [fip] (Tanzania) and other dialects. Minor dialect differences between Mambwe and Lungu.
Home, community, market. Positive attitudes.