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Bemba language resources

Bemba is spoken on a daily basis in: Zambia, Tanzania Bemba--> --> --> -->

Additional background on Bemba

Bemba, also known as Chibemba and Ichibemba, is a Bantu language that is spoken primarily in Zambia by the Bemba people (called "Ba-Bemba" in Zambia). It is also spoken in surrounding countries. Bemba and its dialects are spoken and understood by a sizable percentage of the population of Zambia. Over three million people are estimated to be native Bemba speakers in Zambia alone, with others using Bemba as a second language. Bemba is used as a lingua franca in Zambian cities and, according to Ethnologue, it "has higher social status than other languages except English" within Zambia.

Bemba is also spoken, to a lesser extent, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Botswana.

It is an SVO language.

The Bemba word kubuntu, meaning "kindness towards humanity", has been adopted as the name of the main KDE-based Ubuntu Linux derivative.


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