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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Bantu
Continent: Arica
Country: Zambia
 
Region: Northwestern Province, Copperbelt. Also spoken in Angola, DRC.
Countries Where Spoken: 220,000 in Zambia (1993 Johnstone), 2.6% of the population (1986). Population total all countries 310,000 or more. Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Countries Where Official: Zambia
   
Native Speakers: 310,000
Speakers Total: 310,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Lunda at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Lunda at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Lunda: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Lunda: 0
  
Three Letter Code: LVN
Alternative Names: CHILUNDA
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Summary: Distinct from Luunda, a dialect of Bemba. Literacy campaigns, agricultural extension services. Officially taught in primary schools. Newspapers, radio programs. Bible 1962.
 

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