|Native to||Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan|
|(undated figure of 730,000 in Congo)|
350,000 in South Sudan (1982), 65,000 in CAR (1996)
L2 speakers: 100,000 in South Sudan (2013)
Zande is the largest of the Zande languages. It is spoken by the Azande, primarily in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and western South Sudan, but also in the eastern part of the Central African Republic. It is called Pazande in the Zande language and Kizande in Lingala.
Estimates about the number of speakers vary; in 2001 Koen Impens cited studies that put the number between 700,000 and one million.