Kibala

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Bolo, Ipala, Kimbundu de Kwanza Sul, Ngoya, Pala
Population

2,630 (2000).

Location

Kuanza Sul province: Libolo municipality southeast of Luanda.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bolo (Libolo, Lubolo), Hebó, Ucela, Mbwĩ, Sende. Related to Kimbundu [kmb], Songo [nsx], and Sama [smd].

Language Use

Home, church, commerce. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Kimbundu [kmb], Portuguese [por]. Used as L2 by Kimbundu [kmb].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 30% in Portuguese [por]. No literacy or language development. Radio.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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