Hema language

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Native toDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Native speakers
130,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nix

Hema is a Bantu language and one of three languages spoken by the Hema people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Hema is sometimes called Southern Hema in contrast to the unrelated language Lendu, also known as Northern Hema.

The ethnically Hema dialect of Nyankore, called Hima, is related but distinct.


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