Nsenga language

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Not to be confused with the Senga language once classified as a dialect of Tumbuka
Native to Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Native speakers
760,000  (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
nse – Nsenga
phm – Phimbi
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.


  1. ^ Nsenga at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Phimbi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

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