Simaa language

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Native toZambia
Native speakers
17,000 (2010 census)[1]
  • Simaa
  • Mulonga
  • Mwenyi
  • Koma
  • Imilangu
Language codes
ISO 639-3sie

Simaa is a Bantu language of Zambia. It was assigned by Guthrie to Bantu group K.30, which Pfouts (2003) established as part of the Kavango–Southwest branch of Bantu. Though not specifically addressed, Simaa may be in that family as well.

Maho (2009) lists K35 Simaa, K351 Mulonga, K352 Mwenyi, K353 Koma (Makoma), and K354 Imilangu, all covered by ISO code [sie], as distinct but closely related languages.


  1. ^ Simaa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Simaa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online

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