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Zambia

Zambia Language Stats

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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

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