Zande language

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Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan
Ethnicity Zande people
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of 1.1 million)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zne
Glottolog zand1248[2]

Zande is the largest of the Zande languages. It is spoken by the Azande, primarily in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and western South Sudan, but also in the eastern part of the Central African Republic.


  1. ^ Zande at Ethnologue (12th ed., 1992). Note: Data may come from an earlier edition.
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zande". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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