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Pende (Phende) is a Bantu language of the Congo. Giphende is spoken in Bandundu Province, in Gungu and Idiofa districts. The Bapende used to call themselves Akwa Nzumba (in Kasai), Akwa Thunda (in Gungu), or Akwa Mbongo (in Idiofa).
Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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