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chiBemba is spoken by more than 2,150,000 people:
2,000,000 in Zambia,
more than 120,000 in Democratic Republic of Congo,
29,000 in Tanzania.

Publishing History

Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1904.
The New Testament was first published in 1916.
The complete Bible was first published in 1956.
This Page
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Union version, first published in 1956 by British & Foreign Bible Society, London. This page is taken from a Bible by United Bible Societies, 1992.