Kuhane

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A language of Namibia

Alternate Names
Chikuahane, Chikwahane, Ciikuhane, Echisubia, Ikuhane, Mbalangwe, Subia, Subiya, Supia
Population

26,600 in Namibia (2006). Population total all countries: 30,950.

Location

East Caprivi.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 61% with Luyana [lyn], 60% with Tonga [toi].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Yeyi [yey].

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Glossonym: Subiya by Tswana [tsn]. Tonga [toi] is a separate language. Mbalangwe applies to speakers living in Mafwe area (Maho 1998:51). Traditional religion, Christian.

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