157,000 in Namibia (2002 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 167,900.
Kavango East and Kavango West regions.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2001, Education Act No. 16, Article 35), implemented by Ministry of Education, 2003.
Sambyu (Sambio, Sambiu, Shisambyu). May be intelligible of Diriku [diu].
Education, administration. Used as L2 by Hai||om [hgm].
Latin script [Latn].