Kwanyama

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Kwanyama
Oshikwanyama
Native to Namibia and Angola
Region Ovamboland
Native speakers 420,000 in Angola in 1993,
250,000 in Namibia in 2006  (date missing)
Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-1 kj
ISO 639-2 kua
ISO 639-3 kua
Linguasphere 05-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 (2004). Hai ti! A Beginner's Guide to Oshikwanyama (PDF).  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  • Gordon, Raymond, G., Jr., ed. (2005). Ethnologue: Languages of the World,. Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. 
  • Zimmerman, W. (1998). Oshikwanyama Grammar. Windhoek: Gamsberg Macmillan.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)