Luimbi

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Chiluimbi, Luimbe, Lwimbe, Lwimbi
Population

43,900 (2000).

Location

Northern Bié Province, Cuanza river area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Related to Nkangala [nkn] and Mbwela [mfu]; in Ngangela subgroup. Similar to Songo [nsx], less similar to Lucazi [lch] and Ngonzela of Ngangela cluster. Doubtful if intelligible with Mbwela [mfu], as they are not contact languages.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1935.
Writing
Latin script.