Lucazi

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Chiluchazi, Luchazi, Lujash, Lujazi, Lutchaz, Lutshase, Luxage, Ponda
Population

400,000 (2011 S. Floor). Total users in all countries: 430,600.

Location

Kuando Kubango province: Kuito Kuanavale to Mavinga; southwest Moxico province: Lucazi municipality; adjacent areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Part of Ngangela subgroup. Readily intelligible with all variants of the Ngangela macrolanguage.

Language Use

Home, church, commerce. All ages. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Northwestern !Kung [vaj].

Language Development
Grammar. Bible: 1963.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Lucazi is a prestige form of the Ngangela language cluster. Christian, traditional religion.

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