Zande language

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Zande
Pazande
Native to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan
Ethnicity Zande people
Native speakers
(undated figure of 730,000 in Congo)[1]
350,000 in South Sudan (1982), 65,000 in CAR (1996)[2]
L2 speakers: 100,000 in South Sudan (2013)[2]
Niger–Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zne
Glottolog zand1248[3]

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.

References

  1. ^ Zande at Ethnologue (10th ed., 1984). Note: Data may come from the 9th edition (1978).
  2. ^ a b Zande at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zande". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

External links

  • PanAfrican L10n page on Zande


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