Pende language

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Pende
Giphende
Native to Democratic Republic of Congo
Region Bandundu Province
Ethnicity Pende people
Native speakers
420,000  (1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pem
L.11[2]
Glottolog phen1239[3]
Person Muphende
People Baphende
Language Giphende

Pende (Phende) is a Bantu language of the Congo. Giphende is spoken in Bandundu Province, in Gungu and Idiofa districts. The Bapende used to call themselves Akwa Nzumba (in Kasai), Akwa Thunda (in Gungu), or Akwa Mbongo (in Idiofa).

References[edit]

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