Nkoya

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A language of Zambia

Alternate Names
Shinkoya
Population

146,000 (2006).

Location

Western and Southern provinces, Mankoya area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lukolwe, Lushangi, Mashasha, Mbowela (Mbwela, Mbwera, Shimbwera), Nkoya, Shasha.

Language Use

Home, traditional ceremonies, community. Many also use Lozi [loz].

Language Development
NT: 1936–2010.
Writing
Latin script.