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Venda language

StatesSouth Africa
RegionLimpopo Province
Speakers875 000
ScriptLatin alphabet
Fam2Atlantic Congo
Fam3Benue Congo
Fam6Southern Bantu
NationSouth Africa

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Venda, also known as , or , is a Bantu language and an official language of South Africa. The majority of Venda speakers live in South Africa, but there are also speakers in Zimbabwe. The Venda language is related to Kalanga (Western Shona, different from Shona, official language of Zimambwe) which is spoken in Botswana and Zimbabwe. During the Apartheid era of South Africa, the bantustan of Venda was set up to cover the Venda speakers of South Africa.

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