Kimbundu

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Kimbundu
North Mbundu
Native toAngola
RegionLuanda Province, Bengo Province , Malanje Province
EthnicityAmbundu
Native speakers
2.1 million (2014)[1]
Dialects
  • Kimbundu proper (Ngola)
  • Mbamba (Njinga)
Language codes
ISO 639-2kmb
ISO 639-3kmb
Glottologkimb1241[2]
H.21[3]

North Mbundu, or Kimbundu, is one of two Bantu languages called Mbundu (see Umbundu). It is one of the most widely spoken Bantu languages in Angola. It is mostly in the north-west of the country, notably in the Luanda Province, the Bengo Province, the Malanje Province and the Cuanza Norte Province. It is spoken by the Ambundu.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kimbundu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online