Where on earth do they speak Kalanga?

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Language: Kalanga
Number of speakers: 700000
Language code: kck
Alternate names: Bakaa, Chikalanga, Ikalanga, Kalaka, Kalana, Kalanga, Kanana, Makalaka, Sekalaña, Sekalaka, Tjikalanga, Wakalanga, Western Shona
Where spoken: Botswana, Zimbabwe

More Information

  • Language classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Shona (S.16)
  • Dialects: Abanyai, Banyai, Humbe, Ikalanga, Lilima, Limima, Nyai, Nyayi, Peri, Talahundra, Wanyai
  • Also spoken in:
  • Region: Southwest of Bulawayo and Botswana border area. Most Kalanga are in Zimbabwe; most Lilima in Botswana. Also in Botswana.