Kunda language

Kunda (Chikunda) is a Bantu language of Zimbabwe and Zambia, with a few thousand speakers in Mozambique.

There is an extinct pidgin Chikunda once used for trade.[3]

Native toZimbabwe, Zambia, into Mozambique
Native speakers
160,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kdn
Pidgin Chikunda
Native toMozambique
RegionZambezi River
Extinct(date missing)[3]
Kunda-based pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)


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

Budza or Buja (Embudja, Limbudza) is a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

There are several neighbouring minor languages which Maho (2009) lists as closely related: C371 Tembo (Motembo – distinguish Kitembo), C372 Kunda, C373 Gbuta (Egbuta) and C374 Babale. Only Tembo, with 5,000 speakers, has been assigned an ISO code.

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