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Zambia

Zambia Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English status Spoken as mother tongue by Europeans mainly. A small minority of Zambian Africans speak it as a mother tongue. Used as a second language. The only language of Parliament. Official language. Bible 1535-1989. 1989
Languages English (official), major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.855 2009 21st out of 200
Major language(s) English (official), Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja, Tonga 2013

Citation

"Zambia Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Zambia/Language