Nambya language

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Nambya
Nanzva
Native to Zimbabwe, Botswana
Ethnicity Nambya people
Native speakers
80,000-100,000 (date missing)[1]
Official status
Official language in
Zimbabwe (both Kalanga and Nambya)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
nmq – Nambya
Glottolog kala1405[2]

The Nambya language, or Nanzwa, Nanzva, is a Bantu language spoken by the Nambya people. It is either classified as a dialect of Kalanga or as a closely related language.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nambya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nambya". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Kadenge, Maxwell, D.Phil (March 2010). "Some Segmental Phonological Processes Involving Vowels in Nambya: A Preliminary Descriptive Account" (PDF).