Embu language

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Embu
Kiembu
Native to Kenya, Tanzania
Region Eastern Province, Embu District
Ethnicity Embu, Mbeere
Native speakers
320,000 (2009 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ebu
Glottolog embu1241[2]
E.52[3]

Embu, also known as Kîembu, is a Bantu language of Kenya. It is spoken by the Embu people, also known as the Aembu (sg. Muembu), and by the Mbeere people.

Embu also has two known dialects, Mbeere (Mbere, Kimbeere) and Embu proper.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Embu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Embu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ [1]