Zimba language

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South Binja
Native toDR Congo
Native speakers
(120,000 cited 1994 census)[1]
  • Kwange
  • Mamba
Language codes
ISO 639-3zmb

Zimba is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, spoken in a band of country south of the Elila River.[4] It is not closely related to other languages, unless the divergent dialects Kwange and Mamba (Kyenyemamba) are considered separate languages.


  1. ^ Zimba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zimba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Bryan, Margaret Arminel (Compiler), The Bantu Languages of Africa, Oxford University Press 1959.