Where on earth do they speak Bemba?

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Language: Bemba
Number of speakers: 3300000
Language code: bem
Alternate names: Bemba, Chibemba, Chiwemba, Ichibemba, Wemba
Where spoken: Zambia

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  • Language classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, M, Bemba (M.42)
  • Dialects: Chishinga, Kabende, Lembue, Lomotua, Lomotwa, Luapula, Luunda, Mukulu, Ng'umbo, Ngoma, Nwesi, Shila, Town Bemba, Twa of Bangweulu, Unga
  • Also spoken in: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Region: North, Copperbelt and Luapula provinces. Also in Democratic Republic of the Congo.