Hema language

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Hema
Kihema
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethnicity Hema people
Native speakers
130,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nix
JE.121[2]
Glottolog hema1238[3]

Hema is a Bantu language and one of three languages spoken by the Hema people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Hema is sometimes called Southern Hema in contrast to the unrelated language Lendu, AKA Northern Hema.

The ethnically Hema dialect of Nyankore, called Hima, is related but distinct.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hema 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). "Hema". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.