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Mbukushu

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Gova, Kusso, Mambukush, Mampukush, Mbukuhu, Mbukushi, Thimbukushu; Also, in Angola: Cusso, Gova, Kuso, Mambukush, Mampukush, Mbukuhu, Mbukushi, Thimbukushu; in Botswana: Gova, Kusso, Mambukush, Mampukush, Mbukuhu, Mbukushi, Thimbukushu; in Zambia: Gova, Kusso, Mambukush, Mampukush, Mbukuhu, Mbukushi, Thimukushu
  • Scriptures published: New Testament (1986) Portions (1976--1986)
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Namibia
  • Region: Caprivi and northeast Okavango regions; area east of Andara and Okavango river
  • Also used in: Angola, Botswana, Zambia
  • Religion: traditional religion, Christian
  • Status: Recognized language in Namibia
  • Number of users: 35,100 (6,100 in Namibia (2006); 4,000 in Angola (Andersson and Janson 1997); 20,000 in Botswana (2004 R. Cook); 5,000 in Zambia (2006))
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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