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A language of Zambia

Simaa

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Population

16,700 (2010 census). 1,980 Imilangu, 9,300 Koma, 2,870 Mwenyi, 2,530 Simaa. Ethnic population: 27,600 (2010 census). 3,630 Imilangu, 14,300 Koma, 4,600 Mwenyi, 5,000 Simaa (2010 census).

Location

Western province: Lozi-Luyana area.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Simaa, Mulonga, Imilangu, Mwenyi, Nyengo, Makoma (Koma), Liyuwa. Imigangu may be a dialect of Luyana [lyn].

Writing

Latin script [Latn], developed in 2011.

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