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|Native to||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Region||Kasai-Occidental and Kasai-Oriental provinces|
|Native speakers||9.5 million (2009)|
Luluwa (Western Luba)
|Guthrie code||L.31, L.30A (pidgin)|
Luba-Kasai (also called Luba-Lulua, Kasai, Luva, and Tshiluba) is a Bantu language spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it is a national language, along with Lingala, Swahili, and Kikongo. It is one of two major Congolese languages called "Luba" (see Luba-Katanga). The prefix Tshi/ or Ci followed by the suffix Luba, comes to mean 'of the lubas' or language of the baluba or even the speaking of the baluba.
Geographic distribution 
Luba-Kasai uses the following Latin alphabet:
A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l M m N n Ny ny Ng ng O o P p S s Sh sh T t U u V v W w Y y Z z
Sample Text 
Bantu bonsu badi baledibwa badikadile ne badi ne makokeshi amwe. Badi ne lungenyi lwa bumuntu ne kondo ka moyo, badi ne bwa kwenzelangana malu mu buwetu. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
- Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- Samuel Phillips Verner (1899). Mukanda wa Chiluba. Spottiswoode. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
- Online Cilubà - French Dictionary
- Ethnologue report on Tshiluba
- BBC News: Congo word "most untranslatable"
- PanAfrican L10n page on Luba
- Tshiluba Language and Alphabet (Omniglot)
- Tshiluba: Kasai Language
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