Kimbundu

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Dongo, Kimbundo, Kindongo, Loanda Mbundu, Loande, Luanda, Lunda, Mbundu, N’bundo, Nbundu, Ndongo, North Mbundu
Population

4,000,000 (2012 World Factbook).

Location

Widespread northwest, mainly Cuanza Norte, Bengo and Malanje provinces; adjacent areas in Cuanza Sul, Uíge, and Luanda provinces.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Mbaka (Ambaquista), Mbamba (Bambeiro, Kimbamba), Ngola, Njinga (Ginga, Jinga). Mbamba dialect may be a separate language.

Language Use

90% also use Bolo [blv]. Used as L2 by Bolo [blv].

Language Development
Bible: 1980.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].