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The Lunda Empire's capital was musumba, in the actual province of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo (ex-Za´re) The former Lunda Empire was split up after the Berlin Conference of 1884 over mainly 3 countries: Belgian Congo, Zambia and Angola. The Lunda language is not only spoken in Angola, but also in the South-East part of Congo, in northern Zambia and in northwest Zimbabwe. There is more information (in French only) at,

Lunda is spoken/used in the following countries:
Angola, Congo Republic, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Language Family
Family: Niger-Congo
Subgroup: Benue-Congo
Branch: Bantu

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