Simaa language

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Simaa
Native to Zambia
Native speakers
unknown (160,000 cited 1986)[1]
Dialects
Simaa
Mulonga
Mwenyi
Koma
Imilangu
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sie
K.35[2]
Glottolog sima1258[3]

Simaa is a Bantu language of Zambia. It was assigned by Guthrie to Bantu group K.30, which Pfouts (2003) established as part of the Kavango–Southwest branch of Bantu. Though not specifically addressed, Simaa may be in that family as well.

Maho (2009) lists K35 Simaa, K351 Mulonga, K352 Mwenyi, K353 Koma (Makoma), and K354 Imilangu, all covered by ISO code [sie], as distinct but closely related languages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simaa reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Simaa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.