Nsenga language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Phimbi language)
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with the Senga language once classified as a dialect of Tumbuka
Nsenga
Chinsenga
Native to Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Native speakers
600,000 in Zambia and Mozambique  (2006 – 2010 census)[1]
16,000 in Zimbabwe (1969)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
nse – Nsenga
phm – Phimbi
Glottolog nsen1242  (Nsenga)[2]
phim1238  (Phimbi)[3]
N.41[4]
Linguasphere 99-AUS-xf incl. varieties 99-AUS-xfa...-xfc

Nsenga, also known as Senga, is a Bantu language of Zambia and Mozambique, occupying an area on the plateau that forms the watershed between the Zambezi and Luangwa river systems.

The urban form of Nyanja spoken in the Zambian capital Lusaka has many features of Nsenga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nsenga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Phimbi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nsenga". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Phimbi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

External links[edit]