Between August and September 2008, the Centre for Language Studies conducted a language mapping survey for Central and Southern regions. The main objective of the study was to determine the number of languages and their geographical distribution. Report writing and map making for this survey are currently underway. However, preliminary results indicate that Central region languages include Chichewa, Ciyawo, Citumbuka, Citonga and Cisenga while Southern region languages include Chichewa, Ciyawo, Citumbuka, Cisena and Cilomwe. The study is being funded by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).