225,000 in Zambia (2010 census). 214,000 Lunda, 10,900 Ndembu (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 403,000.
North-Western province, Mwinilunga and northern Kabompo districts; Western province: Kabongo river area; Luapula province: between Mweru and Bangweula lakes.
4 (Educational). De facto language of provincial identity in Northwest Province, Copperbelt.
Kosa (Koosa), Ndembu, Humbu, Kawiku. Reportedly similar to Ruund [rnd] of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Home, community. Positive attitudes.
Latin script [Latn].
Distinct from Luunda, a dialect of Bemba [bem].