Amba language (Bantu)

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Amba
Kwamba
Native toUganda, DR Congo
Native speakers
40,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3rwm
Glottologamba1263[2]
D.22[3]
Vamba
Native toDR Congo
RegionRuwenzories–Kivu
Extinct(date missing)[3]
Amba-based pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
GlottologNone
D.20B[3]

Amba (also spelled Bulebule, Hamba, Humu, Kihumu, Ku-Amba, Kuamba, Lubulebule, Lwamba, Ruwenzori Kibira, and Rwamba) is a language spoken in parts of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo by the Amba people. The Amba people call it Kwamba and it is known as Kihumu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Amba has a 70% lexical similarity with Bera. Dialects include Kyanzi (Kihyanzi) and Suwa (Kusuwa).

There was once an Amba pidgin called Vamba, now extinct.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Amba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b c d Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

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