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                                Chart of !Kung (Bushman) Peoples and Languages

 People   Name 
Countries
Language
ROL*
Total of 
People
Total of 
Language
Status of 
Christian
Evangelization
Aukwe
(Auen, 
    West Kung)
Angola
Akhoe
ake
 3,200
19,200
Unreached
 Aukwe
Botswana
Akhoe
ake
11,000
19,000
Unreached
 Aukwe
Namibia
Akhoe
ake
  5,000
19,200
Unreached
Total Aukwe 
 
 
 
19,200
 
 

 
East Kung (Xu)
Botswana
Kung-Ekoka
knw
  8,300
19,900
Unevangelized
East Kung
(Xu, Bobabis)
Namibia
Kung-Gobabis
aue
  3,000
  3,000
Unreached
East Kung
(Xu, Tsumkwe)
Namibia
Kung-Ekoka
knw
  5,000
19,900
Unevangelized
Total East Kung 
 
 
 
16,300
 
 

 
Kung
Namibia
Kung-Tsumkwe
ktz
3,000
7,000
Unreached
Kung-Ekoka
Angola
Kung-Ekoka
knw
6,600
19,900
Unreached
Kung-Tsumkwe
Angola
Kung-Tsumkwe
ktz
4,000
7,000
Unreached
Okung
(Xu, North Kung)
Angola
Oung
oun
1,000
1,000
Unreached

 
 Total Kung 
  Peoples 
 
 
 
50,100
50,100
 

  * ROL -- Registry of Languages
A unique code identifying languages of the world, identical with the language codes of
The Ethnologue, Summer Institute of Linguistics, originally using the 13th Edition, 1996
Now online in Edition 15
* ROP -- Registry of Peoples
A unique code identifying ethnic entities of the world

 
Total of all Kung Peoples
Total Speakers of Kung Languages
Aukwe (Auen)
19,200
Akhoe
ake
19,200
Kung-Ekoka
East Kung (Xu)
East Kung
(Xu, Tsumkwe)
 6,600
 8,300
 5,000
Kung-Ekoka
knw
19,900
 East Kung
  (Xu, Bobabis)
  3,000
Kung-Gobabis
aue
  3,000
 Kung-Tsumkwe
Kung
 4,000
 3,000
 Kung-Tsumkwe
ktz
 7,000
Okung 
1,000
Oung
oun
 1,000
Total
50,100
Total
 
50,100

Compiled by Orville Boyd Jenkins
Original data based on 1996 Integrated Strategic Planning Database
January 1997
Last updated 22 May 2006

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