Mashi language

Mashi
Native toZambia and Angola
Native speakers
22,000 (2000–2010)[1]
Dialects
  • Mashi
  • North Kwandu
  • South Kwandu
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
mho – Mashi
xdo – Kwandu
Glottologmash1267
K.34[2]

Mashi (Kamaxi), or Kwandu, is a Bantu language of Zambia and Angola. It was assigned by Guthrie to Bantu group K.30, which Pfouts (2003) established as part of the Kavango–Southwest branch of Bantu.[3] Though not specifically addressed, Mashi may be in that family as well.


References[]

  1. ^ Mashi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Kwandu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Nurse & Phillipson 2003