Embu language

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Embu
Kiembu
Native to Kenya, Tanzania
Region Eastern Province, Embu District
Ethnicity Embu, Mbeere
Native speakers
430,000  (1994 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ebu
E.52[2]
Glottolog embu1241[3]

Embu, also known as Kîembu, is a Bantu language of Kenya. It is spoken by the Embu people, also known as the Aembu (sg. Muembu), and by the Mbeere people.

Embu also has two known dialects, Mbeere (Mbere, Kimbeere) and Embu proper.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Embu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Embu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ [1]