Nsenga language

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Nsenga
Chinsenga
Native toZambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Native speakers
600,000 in Zambia and Mozambique (2006 – 2010 census)[1]
16,000 in Zimbabwe (1969)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
nse – Nsenga
phm – Phimbi
Glottolognsen1242  Nsenga[2]
phim1238  Phimbi[3]
N.41[4]
Linguasphere99-AUS-xf incl. varieties 99-AUS-xfa...-xfc

Nsenga, also known as Senga, is a Bantu language of Zambia and Mozambique, occupying an area on the plateau that forms the watershed between the Zambezi and Luangwa river systems.

The urban form of Nyanja spoken in the Zambian capital Lusaka has many features of Nsenga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nsenga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Phimbi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nsenga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Phimbi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

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