1,330,000 in Zambia (2010 census), increasing. 55,600 Toka-Leya, 1,270,000 Tonga (2010 census). Population total all countries: 1,467,000.
Southern province: with Ila [ilb] language users; Western province: Sesheke district; small Lusaka border areas.
2 (Provincial). De facto provincial language in Southern and Western provinces.
Chitonga, Leya, Mala, Shanjo (Sanjo), Toka (Southern Tonga), Twa of Kafwe (Kafue Twa), We (Valley Tonga).
Recognized for educational and administrative purposes. Home, community, market, administration. All ages. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Lenje [leh].
Latin script [Latn].