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The Sabi languages are a group of Bantu languages established by Christine Ahmed (1995). They constitute much of Guthrie's Zone M, plus Senga. The languages, or clusters, along with their Guthrie identifications, are:
- Taabwa (Malungu, M40)
- Tumbuka-Senga (N20)
- South Sabi: Bemba–Unga (M40), Aushi, Lala-Bisa, Seba, Swaka, Lamba (M50)
Bwile may belong here as well, as it is part of Guthrie's M40 group and Nurse (2003) does not note it as an exception, but it is not close to other languages and was not addressed by Ahmed.
Nurse (2003) suspects that the Botatwe languages may be related.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bwile–Sabi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Sabi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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