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Pane mitauro inosvika 250 -500 murudzi rweChiBantu, nekuti hazvina kunyanyojeka nekuti pane mapazi mazhinji (ndimi dzinotaurwa nevanhu vashoma) ari pakati pemitauro yeChiBantu. Mitauro iyi inonyanyotaurwa kubva kuCameroon kusvika nechekumabvazuva kuKenya nemunyika dziri nechekumaodzanyemba.

Mienzaniso yemitauro yeChiBantu inosanganisira (nehuwandu hwakaongororwa nenyanzvi dzeEthnologue):

munechekumabvazuva kweAfrica

  • ChiSwahili (Kiswahili) (350,000; ne100,000,000 vanhu vanotaura mutauro wechipiri)

Angola

  • South Mbundu (Umbundu) (4 million)
  • North Mbundu (Kimbundu) (3 million)
  • Ovambo (Ambo) (Oshiwambo) (500,000)
  • Luvale (Chiluvale) (500,000)
  • Chokwe (Chichokwe) (500,000)

Botswana

Burundi

  • Kirundi (8.5 - 10.5 million)

Cameroon

  • Beti (1.7 million: 900,000 Bulu, 600,000 Ewondo, 120,000 Fang, 60,000 Eton, 30,000 Bebele)
  • Basaa (230,000)
  • Duala (350,000)

Central African Republic

  • Mbati (60,000)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Lingala (Ngala) (2 million; 7 million with L2 speakers)
  • Luba-Kasai (Tshiluba) (6.5 million)
  • Kituba (4.5 million), a Bantu creole
  • Kongo (Kikongo) (3.5 million)
  • Luba-Katanga (Kiluba) (1.5+ million)
  • Songe (Lusonge) (1+ million)
  • Nande (Orundandi) (1 million)
  • Tetela (Otetela) (800,000)
  • Yaka (Iyaka) (700,000+)
  • Shi (700,000)
  • Yombe (Kiyombe) (670,000)

Equatorial Guinea

  • Beti (Fang) (300,000)
  • Bube (40,000)

Kenya

  • Gikuyu (7 million)
  • Luhya (5.4 million)
  • Kamba (4 million)
  • Meru (Kimeru) (2.7 million)
  • Gusii (2 million)

Lesotho

  • Sotho (Sesotho) (1.8 million)
  • Zulu (Isizulu) (300,000)

Malawi

  • ChiChewa (Nyanja) (Chichewa) (7 million)
  • Tumbuka (1 million)
  • Yao (1 million)

Mozambique

  • Makhuwa (3 million; 5.5 million all Makua)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga) (1.7 million)
  • ChiShona (Ndau) (1.6 million)
  • Lomwe (1.5 million)
  • Sena (1.3 million)
  • Tswa (1.2 million)
  • Chuwabu (1.0 million)
  • Chopi (800,000)
  • Ronga (700,000)
  • Chewa (Nyanja) (Chichewa) (600,000)
  • Yao (Chiyao) (500,000)
  • Nyungwe (400,000)
  • Tonga (400,000)
  • Makonde (400,000)

Nigeria

  • Batiu (300,000: Efiat, 600,000 Efut Ibonda, 900,000 Ejagham,1,900,000, 60,000 Ikoneto, 900,000
  • Ibibio 50,000,230,000)
  • Efik (30,000,350,000)

Namibia

  • Ovambo (Ambo, Oshiwambo) (1 500,000)
  • Herero (200,000)

Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

  • Kituba (1.2+ million) [a Bantu creole]
  • Kongo (Kikongo) (1.0 million)
  • Teke languages (500,000)
  • Yombe (350,000)
  • Suundi (120,000)
  • Mbosi (110,000)
  • Lingala (100,000; ? L2 speakers)

Rwanda

  • Kinyarwanda (Kinyarwanda) (10 - 12 million)

South Africa

  • ChiZulu (Isizulu) (10 million)
  • ChiXhosa (Isixhosa) (8 million)
  • ChiSotho (Sesotho) (4 million)
  • ChiPedi (Sepedi) (4 million)
  • ChiTswana (Setswana) (3.5 million)
  • ChiTsonga (Xitsonga) (2 million)
  • ChiSwazi (Siswati) (1 million)
  • ChiVenda (Tshivenda) (1 million)

Swaziland

  • Swazi (Siswati) (1 million)

Tanzania

Swahili is the national language
  • Sukuma (5.5 million)
  • Gogo (1.5 million)
  • Haya (Kihaya) (1.3 million)
  • Chaga (Kichaga) (1.2+ million : 600,000 Mochi, 300,000+ Machame, 300,000+ Vunjo)
  • Nyamwezi (1.0 million)
  • Makonde (1.0 million)
  • Ha (1.0 million)
  • Nyakyusa (800,000)
  • Hehe (800,000)
  • Luguru (700,000)
  • Bena (600,000)
  • Shambala (650,000)
  • Nyaturu (600,000)

Uganda

  • Ganda (Luganda) (7.5 million)
  • Nkore-Kiga (3.5 million : 2.3 million Nyankore, 1.2 million Kiga (Chiga))
  • Soga (Lusoga) (2 million)
  • Masaba (Lumasaba) (1.1 million)
  • Nyoro-Tooro (1.1 million)
  • Kinyarwanda (Kinyarwanda) (750,000)
  • Konjo (600,000)
  • Gwere (400,000)

Zambia

  • Bemba (3.3 million)
  • Tonga (1.0 million)
  • Chewa (Nyanja) (Chichewa) (800,000)
  • Lozi (Silozi) (600,000)
  • Lala-Bisa (600,000)
  • Nsenga (550,000)
  • Tumbuka (Chitumbuka) (500,000)
  • Lunda (450,000)
  • Nyiha (400,000+)
  • Mambwe-Lungu (400,000)

Zimbabwe

  • ChiShona (15.4 million neKaranga, Zezuru, Korekore, Ndau, Manyika)
  • ChiNdevere (isiNdebele) (2 million)
  • ChiTonga
  • ChiVenda
  • ChiKalanga (Tjikalanga)