Kimbundu

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Kimbundo, Loanda Mbundu, Loande, Luanda, Lunda, Mbundu, N’bundo, Nbundu, North Mbundu
Autonym
Kimbundu
Population

1,700,000 (2015 L. Jordan). Ethnic population: 6,000,000 (2015 L. Jordan).

Location

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

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Most also use Kibala [blv]. Used as L2 by Kibala [blv].

Language Development

Bible: 1980.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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