Kuvale language

Kuvale
Native to Angola
Ethnicity 70,000 (2015)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
olu – Kuvale
nql – Ngendelengo
Glottolog kuva1244  Kuvale[2]
ngen1257  Ngendelengo[3]
R.101[4]

Kuvale is a southern Bantu language spoken in Angola, in the middle of a large Umbundu -speaking area. It has traditionally been considered a dialect of Herero; however, Maho (2009) has moved it from Bantu Zone R.30 to Zone R.10, which includes Umbundu and a few smaller languages.[4] Ngendelengo may be a distinct language.

References[]

  1. ^ Kuvale language at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kuvale". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ngendelengo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online