Zambian Languages 1

A list of Zambian languages including English, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, Nsenga and many lesser known languages like Nyiha, Sala, Swaka and Cishinga.

Zambia has several major languages all of them belonging to the Bantu speaking people. English is the official language of business.

Of the 72 languages, Zambia has, though most of them may be regarded as dialects, almost all of them share a long history that traces back to the Bantu migrations.

List of Zambian Languages

  1. Ambo
  2. Aushi
  3. Bemba
  4. Bisa
  5. Chewa
  6. Chikunda
  7. Cishinga
  8. Chokwe
  9. English
  10. Gova
  11. Ila
  12. namwanga
  13. Iwa
  14. Kabende
  15. Kaonde
  16. Kosa
  17. Kundai
  18. Kwandi
  19. Kwandu
  20. Kwangwa
  21. Lala
  22. Lamba
  23. Lenje
  24. Leya
  25. Lima
  26. Liyuwa
  27. Lozi
  28. Luanoď
  29. Luchazi
  30. Lumbu
  31. Lunda
  32. Lundwe
  33. Lungu
  34. Luunda
  35. Luvale
  36. Makoma
  37. Mambwe
  38. Mashasha
  39. Mashi
  40. Mbowe
  41. Mbukushu
  42. Mbumi
  43. Mbunda
  44. Mbwela
  45. Mukulu
  46. Mulonga
  47. Namwanga
  48. Ndembu
  49. Ng’umbo
  50. Ngo’ni
  51. Nkoya
  52. Nsenga
  53. Nyengo
  54. Nyiha
  55. Sala
  56. Seba
  57. Senga
  58. Shanjo
  59. Shila
  60. Simaa
  61. Soli
  62. Subiya
  63. Swaka
  64. Swahili
  65. Tabwa
  66. Tambo
  67. Toka
  68. Tonga
  69. Totela
  70. Tumbuka
  71. Twa
  72. Unga
  73. Wandya
  74. Yombe