Kwandu

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A language of Angola

Alternate Names
Kwando, Ovakwandu
Autonym
Kwandu, Olukwandu
Population

6,000 (2016 L. Jordan). Ethnic population: 6,000 (2016 L. Jordan).

Location

Namibe province: Kumucuio municipality, on the Serra das Neves plateau, near Mamué.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Similar to Kuvale [olu] and Nyaneka [nyk]. Lexical similarity: 70% with the Cilenge dialect of Nyaneka [nyk].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Used by all. Most also use Kuvale [olu], Nyaneka [nyk].

Language Development

Bible portions: 2016.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], limited usage.

Other Comments

Different from the Kwandu dialects of Mashi [mho] in Zambia, Angola, and Namibia.

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