|Native to||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
ISO coding problems
A "Bemba" language of South Kivu is listed in Ethnologue as ISO code [bmy]. However, it is unlikely to exist. The name, Kinyabemba, is the language of the Banyabemba, one of the tribes that speak Buyu. (It is not the Bemba language of Zambia.)
"Songa" [sgo] is another Buyu-speaking tribe rather than a distinct language.
There was an attempt to remove these codes from ISO in 2012, but this only resulted in removing the cited population of "Bemba", which had been a clerical error, and adding a note that these "languages" probably duplicate Buyu.
- Buyu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Buyu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Bemba at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Songa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
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