Oshiwambo

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Cuanhama, Humba, Kuanjama, Kwancama, Kwanjama, Kwanyama, Ochikwanyama, Oshikuanjama, Oshikwanyama, Oshiwambo Ndonga, Ovambo, Oxikuanyama
Population

421,000 in Angola (Johnstone 1993). Population total all countries: 668,000.

Location

South central. Also in Namibia (Kwanyama).

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). De facto language of national identity.

Dialects

Intelligible with Ndonga [ndo] and Kwambi [kwm].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 1974.
Writing
Braille script. Latin script, primary usage.

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