Kimbundu

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Dongo, Kimbundo, Kindongo, Loanda Mbundu, Loande, Luanda, Lunda, Mbundu, N’bundo, Nbundu, Ndongo, North Mbundu
Population

4,000,000 (2012 World Factbook). Includes 41,000 Ngola (Voegelin and Voegelin 1977).

Location

Northwest, Luanda Province.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Mbaka (Ambaquista), Mbamba (Bambeiro, Kimbamba), Ngola, Njinga (Ginga, Jinga). Related to Songo [soo], Sama [smd], Bolo [blv], and Bali [bcp]. Mbamba dialect may be a separate language.

Language Development
Bible: 1980.
Writing
Latin script.