Nkoya language

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Not to be confused with Mbwela language (Angola).
Nkoya
Shinkoya
Native to Zambia
Native speakers
150,000  (2006)[1]
Dialects
Nkoya proper
Mbwera (Mbowela)
Kolwe (Lukolwe)
Shangi (Lushangi)
Shasha (Mashasha)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nka
Glottolog nkoy1244[2]
L.60 (L.601–603,61–62)[3]

Nkoya is a Bantu language of Zambia. It may be one of the Luba languages, and is at least Luban.

Maho (2009) considers the various varieties—Mbwera, Kolwe, Shangi, Shasha, and Nkoya proper—to be distinct languages in an Nkoya language cluster.[3]

References[edit]

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

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