Umbundu

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Mbali, Mbari, M’bundo, Mbundu Benguella, Nano, Ovimbundu, South Mbundu, Umbundo
Population

6,000,000 in Angola (2012 World Factbook). Population total all countries: 6,002,880.

Location

West, most in Benguela, Huambo, and Bié provinces. Also in Namibia.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Related to Ndombe [ndq] and Mbalundu [lnb].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1963.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.