Nyemba

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Gangela, Ganguela, Ganguella, Ngangela, Nhemba
Population

222,000 in Angola (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001). Population total all countries: 231,540.

Location

South central, Cuchi river area, southeast, east Huíla, north Cunene, northwest Cuando Cubango provinces; some in Bié and Huambo.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Part of Ngangela subgroup. Fully intelligible with Lucazi [lch], Nkangala [nkn], Mbwela [mfu], and Ngonzela.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Northwestern !Kung [vaj].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1955.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].