Nkoya language

Nkoya is a Bantu language of Zambia. It may be one of the Luba languages, and is at least Luban.

Maho (2009) considers the various varieties—Mbwera, Kolwe, Shangi, Shasha, and Nkoya proper—to be distinct languages in an Nkoya language cluster.[3]

Native toZambia
Native speakers
36,000 (2010 census)[1]
  • Nkoya proper
  • Mbwera (Mbowela)
  • Kolwe (Lukolwe)
  • Shangi (Lushangi)
  • Shasha (Mashasha)
Language codes
ISO 639-3nka
L.60 (L.601–603,61–62)[3]


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

External links

List of national capital city name etymologies

This list covers English language national capital city names with their etymologies. Some of these include notes on indigenous names and their etymologies. Some of these etymologies are uncertain. The former capitals also have their etymologies listed in this article.

Outline of Zambia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Zambia:

Zambia – landlocked sovereign country located in Southern Africa. Zambia has been inhabited for thousands of years by hunter-gatherers and migrating tribes. After sporadic visits by European explorers starting in the 18th century, Zambia was gradually claimed and occupied by the British as protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. On 24 October 1964, the protectorate gained independence with the new name of Zambia, derived from the Zambezi river which flows through the country. After independence the country moved towards a system of one party rule with Kenneth Kaunda as president. Kaunda dominated Zambian politics until multiparty elections were held in 1991.


Shasha may refer to:

PlacesShasheh or Shasha (Persian: ششه; ), a village in Iran

Shasha,Shasha, Salin a community in Salin Township, Burma

Shasha Forest Reserve, NigeriaPeopleYifat Shasha-Biton (born 1973), Israeli politician

Shafiqah Shasha (1877–1953), matriarch

Mark Shasha (born 1961), U.S. artist

Dennis Shasha, U.S. professorOtherSha Sha (2002 album), album by Ben Kweller

ShaSha Bread Company, Canadian company

Shasha dialect,Shasha dialect a dialect of Nkoya language

Sha-Sha (1938 song), by The Andrews Sisters

Yasutoshi Yukawa

Yasutoshi Yukawa (born 1941 - 25.8.2014) was a Japanese linguist who contributed to African and Tibetan linguistics. In 2006 his students and colleagues honoured his work with a Festschrift Yasutoshi Yukawa's initial research interest was Theoretical Linguistics, especially syntax and semantics (1950s-60s). During the 1960s and 1970s he published several important papers on Lhasa dialect of Tibetan. He began work on African linguistic in 1975. His main contribution is description of Bantu languages, their genetic classification and tone systems.

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