Dema language

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Native to Mozambique
Native speakers
5,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dmx
Glottolog dema1235[2]

Dema is a Bantu language of Mozambique. It is closely related to Shona. The population has been displaced by the construction of a dam.


  1. ^ Dema at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Dema". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.