Mbali language

Native toAngola
Language codes
ISO 639-3(covered by Umbundu)

Mbali (Olumbali, Kimbari) is a minor Bantu language of Angola, spoken on the coast on the southern edge of the large Umbundu-speaking area and the northern end of the uninhabited Namib desert. Its classification is unclear. Arends et al. suggest it might turn out to be a Kimbundu–Umbundu mixed language, though it is nowhere near Kimbundu territory.[2]


  1. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  2. ^ Arends, Muysken, & Smith (1995), Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction