|Native to||Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|350,000 in Zambia (2010)|
unknown but smaller number in DRC
Swaka dialect is divergent, and sometimes classified as a separate language (Nurse 2003). Maho (2009) lists Biisa (Wisa), Lala, Ambo, Luano, and Swaka as distinct languages, with Ambo and Luano closest to Lala.