South Mbundu language

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South Mbundu
Umbundu
Native to Angola
Native speakers
4 million (1995)
Official status
Official language in
Angola
Language codes
ISO 639-2umb
ISO 639-3umb

South Mbundu, or Umbundu is a language used by the Southern Mbundu people. They live in the central highlands of Angola. Umbundu is the most widespread Bantu language in Angola. About one third of Angola is the Ovimbundu people.

References[change | change source]

  • Schadeberg, Thilo C. (1982) 'Nasalization in Umbundu', Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, 4, 2, 109-132.
  • Gladwyn M. Childs 'Umbundu Kinship and Character: Being a Description of Social Structure and Individual Development of the Ovimbundu', London: Oxford University Press, 1949. ISBN 0835732274.