Spoken L1 Language: Bemba (Zambia)

Comments on subclassification

Ahmed, Christine Choi 1996 Bastin, Yvonne and Coupez, A. and Mann, M. 1999: 199

AES status:
not endangered
Source:
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig 2019
Comment:
Bemba (bem-bem) = 2 (Provincial). De facto provincial language in North, Copperbelt, and Luapula provinces. Town Bemba is a widely used lingua franca in urban areas, with higher social status than other languages except English [eng], and is used for educational and administrative purposes.
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