Luban languages

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S DR-Congo, C Zambia
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: luba1253[1]

The Luban languages are a group of Bantu languages established by Christine Ahmed (1995). They constitute half of Guthrie's Zone L. The languages, or clusters, along with their Guthrie identifications, are:

Of the remaining L20 (Songe) languages, Lwalu has been classified elsewhere.[2][3] The others, Luna and Budya, presumably belong here.[2]


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Luban". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ a b Nurse & Phillipson 2003
  3. ^ Bantu Classification, Ehret, 2009.