Kwanyama

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Kwanyama
Oshikwanyama
Native toNamibia and Angola
RegionOvamboland
Native speakers
420,000 in Angola in 1993,
250,000 in Namibia in 2006
Language codes
ISO 639-1kj
ISO 639-2kua
ISO 639-3kua
Linguasphere05-PEA-aa

Kwanyama or Oshikwanyama is a national language of Angola and Namibia. It is a dialect of the Ovambo language.

References[change | change source]

  • Crane, Thera; Lindgren-Streicher, Karl and Wingo, Andy (2004). Hai ti! A Beginner's Guide to Oshikwanyama (PDF).CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Gordon, Raymond, G., Jr., ed. (2005). Ethnologue: Languages of the World,. Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International.CS1 maint: Multiple names: editors list (link)
  • Zimmerman, W.; Hasheela, P. (1998). Oshikwanyama Grammar. Windhoek: Gamsberg Macmillan.