Nkumbi

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Khumbi, Ngumbi, Nkhumbi, Ocinkumbi, Otjingumbi
Population

150,000 in Angola (1996 UBS). Population total all countries: 150,100.

Location

Southwest, between Zemba, Luyana, Umbundu, Nyemba, and Nyaneka. Also in Namibia (Nkhumbi).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Nkumbi-mulondo. Part of Nyaneka [nyk] cluster, but low intelligibility with the central variants of Nyaneka. Bordering on and similar to the Nyaneka-Gambwe variant.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1985–1987.
Writing
Latin script.