Hemba language

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Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Katanga province
Ethnicity Hemba people
Native speakers
180,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hem
Glottolog hemb1242[2]

Hemba (Emba), also known as Eastern Luba, is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is spoken by the Hemba people.


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