Pende language

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Pende
Giphende
Native toDemocratic Republic of Congo
RegionBandundu Province
EthnicityPende people
Native speakers
(420,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pem
Glottologphen1239[2]
L.11[3]
PersonMuphende
PeopleBaphende
LanguageGiphende

Pende (Phende) is a Bantu language of the Congo. Giphende is spoken in Bandundu Province, in Gungu and Idiofa districts. The Bapende used to call themselves Akwa Nzumba (in Kasai), Akwa Thunda (in Gungu), or Akwa Mbongo (in Idiofa).

References[edit]

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